Ahmed ‘Urabi

Colonel Ahmed ‘Urabi or Orabi, widely known in English as Ahmad Arabi or Arabi Pasha, was a nationalist Egyptian and an officer of the Egyptian army. The first political and military leader in Egypt to rise from the fellahin, ‘Urabi participated in a 1879 mutiny that developed into a general revolt against the Anglo-French dominated administration of Khedive Tewfik. He was promoted to Tewfik's cabinet and began reforms of Egypt's military and civil administrations, but the demonstrations in Alexandria of 1882 prompted a British bombardment and invasion that deposed ‘Urabi and his allies in favor of a British occupation. ... more on Wikipedia

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