Famous Egyptian - Egyptian Celebrities

Did you know Egyptians were one of the firsts in the world to play board games? They were also the first to forge peace treaties on record, use calendars, toothpaste, door locks and plow, invent eye-makeup, design world's first writing language (hieroglyphics), pop breath mints and shave and cut hair. That is right! Such was the ingenuity of the Egyptians. No wonder, in a land where greatness and accomplishment is measured by dynasties and deeds, its civilization stands revered as one of the most advanced civilizations of its times, and its countrymen, some of the most dexterous and avant-garde. From pharaohs and philosophers to singers and scientists and from architects and dentists to sculptors and physicians, Egypt has given the world some of the best exemplary men and women it has ever known. Let us explore the feats and deeds of some of world's most famous Egyptians through their timeline, trivia, and facts covered in the biographies here.

Find out more about the greatest Egyptians, including Mohamed Salah, Omar Sharif, Cleopatra, Dodi Fayed and Tutankhamun.

The Most Famous Egyptian

Ayman al-ZawahiriJune 19, 1951EgyptianAyman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri is the current leader of terrorist group al-Qaeda
Anwar SadatDecember 25, 1918EgyptianAnwar Sadat was the third President of Egypt and has been awarded the Nobel Prize for his peace initiatives
Mohamed SalahJune 15, 1992EgyptianMohamed Salah is an Egyptian footballer
Magi SalahEgyptianMagi Salah is the wife of star footballer Mohamed Salah
Dodi FayedApril 15, 1955EgyptianDodi Fayed was an Egyptian heir and a film producer
Nefertiti1370 BCEgyptianNeferneferuaten Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen and chief consort of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh
Mohamed MorsiAugust 8, 1951EgyptianMohamed Morsi is an Egyptian politician who served as the first democratically elected President of Egypt before his government was overthrown by armed forces
Magdi YacoubNovember 16, 1935Egyptian, BritishMagdi Yacoub is one of the world's most respected cardiac surgeons
Dina TokioJune 6, 1989Egyptian, BritishDina Tokio is an Egyptian–English beauty vlogger/blogger and social-media personality
Mohamed Al-FayedJanuary 27, 1929EgyptianMohamed Al-Fayed is an Egyptian businessman who owns The Hotel Ritz
Ayman al-Zawahiri

Ayman al-Zawahiri

Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri is the current leader of terrorist group al-Qaeda

EgyptianJune 19, 19511,954 views

Dodi Fayed

Dodi Fayed was an Egyptian heir and a film producer

EgyptianApril 15, 1955894 views

Boutros Boutros-Ghali

Boutros Boutros-Ghali was an Egyptian statesman, diplomat, scholar and a lawyer, who served the ‘United Nations’ as its 6th Secretary-General

EgyptianNovember 14, 1922152 views

Mohamed ElBaradei

Mohamed ElBaradei is an Egyptian lawyer and diplomat who served as the Director General of the IAEA and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005

EgyptianJune 17, 1942149 views


Sneferu was the founder and the first king of the 4th dynasty of ancient Egypt during the Old Kingdom

Egyptian185 views

Ramesses II

Ramesses the Great was the third pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt

Egyptian1303 BC177 views


Saladin is the first ruler and founder of the ‘Ayyubid Dynasty’, and the famous Sultan of Egypt

Egyptian1137258 views


Hatshepsut is the first female Pharaoh belonging to Egypt to rule for the longest period

Egyptian1508 BC202 views


Tutankhamun was an Egyptian pharaoh who became well-known after the discovery of his intact tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings in 1922

Egyptian1342 BC195 views

Ibn Khaldun

Ibn Khaldun was a 14th century Arab Muslim historiographer and historian

EgyptianMay 27, 1332177 views