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ʿAbbās Ḥilmī II
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ʿAbbās Ḥilmī II, son of Tawfīq Pasha, was the last khedive of Egypt (r. 1892–1914). He was born on 14 July 1874 in Alexandria. He studied under an English tutor until the age of six and then attended the ʿĀbidīn school, built by his father next to the ʿĀbidīn palace in Cairo, where he studied alongside other children of the country's ruling elite (ʿAbbās Ḥilmī, 56; Fahmī, 70). He and his brother were later sent to Vienna where they attended the royal college known as the Theresianum to complete th…

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Saheb, Nooshin and Translated by Rahim Gholami, “ʿAbbās Ḥilmī II”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0016>
First published online: 2015

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