Meaning of ABBAS in English



born 1813

died July 13, 1854, Banh 0101; , Egypt

Viceroy of Egypt (1848–54) under the Ottoman Empire .

His rule was one of consolidation, when many of the Western-style reforms begun by his grandfather, Muhammad Al 012B; , were either discontinued or neglected. Though generally distrusting of foreigners, he allowed the British to construct a railroad between Alexandria and Cairo in 1851. The British, in turn, assisted him in disputes with his Ottoman overlords, whom he nonetheless aided by sending troops to fight in the Crimean War (1853). A recluse, he was murdered by two servants at his palace in Banh 0101; .

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