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List of famous alumni from Alexandria University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Alexandria University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Alexandria University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Alexandria University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Alexandria University.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Ahmed Zewail and Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Alexandria University?” and “Which celebrities are Alexandria University alumni?”
Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
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Abdel Aziz Ali Abdul Majid al-Rantisi, nicknamed the "Lion of Palestine," was the co-founder of the Palestinian movement Hamas along with Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. Rantisi was Hamas's political leader and spokesman in the Gaza Strip following the Israeli killing of Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin in March 2004. Rantisi opposed compromise with Israel and called for the creation of a Palestinian state through military action against the Jewish state. On 17 April 2004, the Israeli Air Force killed al-Rantisi by firing Hellfire missiles from an AH-64 Apache helicopter at his car. ...more

Age: Died at 57 (1947-2004)

Birthplace: Yibna, Israel

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Zahi Hawass is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
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Zahi Hawass is an Egyptian archaeologist, an Egyptologist, and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs. He has also worked at archaeological sites in the Nile Delta, the Western Desert, and the Upper Nile Valley. Hawass has received widespread publicity internationally, and was the subject of a reality television series in the United States, Chasing Mummies. His views and links to business ventures and the Mubarak regime have engendered controversy. In connection with the awarding of a gift shop contract at the Egyptian Museum and alleged smuggling of antiquities, he was sentenced to a prison term, which was later lifted. ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: North Africa, Egypt, Damietta Governorate, Africa, Damietta

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Ahmed Zewail is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Alexandria University Alumni
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Ahmed Hassan Zewail is an Egyptian- American scientist, known as the "father of femtochemistry", he won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on femtochemistry and became the first Egyptian scientist to win a Nobel Prize in a scientific field. He is the Linus Pauling Chair Professor Chemistry, Professor of Physics and the director of the Physical Biology Centre for the Ultrafast Science and Technology at the California Institute of Technology. ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Damanhur, Egypt

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Bahgat G. Sammakia is an Egyptian-American mechanical engineer. He is a professor of mechanical engineering and director of both the Integrated Electronics Engineering Center and the Small Scale Systems Packaging Center at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. Dr. Sammakia has published over 80 technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, holds 13 U.S. patents and 12 IBM technical disclosures. He has also contributed to three books. ...more

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