Egypt History: The ex-Royal Family

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The last royal family to rule Egypt as a monarchy were the descendants of Mohamed Ali Pasha, a tobacco merchant, and Albanian general in the service of the Ottoman Sultan.First ruling as a viceroy for the Ottoman Sultan, and fighting wars on his behalf (e.g. against the al-Sauds in Arabia), he later became independant, and even challenged the Sultan by campaigns in Syria and Southern Turkey.After the fall of the Ottomans, Egypt's rulers took the title Sultan, then the title king. This lasted only for a few decades, as the coupe d'etat in 1952 ended this monarchy.A detailed family tree can be seen here.



Mohamed Ali faught against

Mohamed Ali faught against the Whabis (related to Mohamed Ibn A.Wahab) AND NOT AGAINST AL SO'OUD. pleas check and modify!

He did ...

He did. You have to check the facts.

Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahab allied with Muhammad Ibn Saud, the founder of the first Saudi state. By 1788, that state ruled over the central plateau of Arabia. By the early 19th century, they took over Hijaz in the west, including Makkah and Madina.

The Egyptian Army commissioned by Muhammad Ali, then vassal of the Ottoman Empire, destroyed Dariya, the capital of the first Saudi state.

Here is the source, an official Saudi web site.
Khalid Baheyeldin