Ḥusayn Kāmil
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(1853-1917), Sultan of Egypt under the British Protectorate from December 1914 to October 1917. A son of Khedive Ismāʿīl [q.v.], he was born in Cairo. When he was eight years old, he entered the school at the Manyal Palace specially opened by his father for his sons and the sons of notables. In 1867, he accompanied his father to Istanbul on a visit to the Ottoman Sultan. Soon afterwards he visited Paris, and stayed at the court of Napoleon III. He returned briefly to Egypt for the official opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, after which he was sent on a diplomatic mission to Vic…

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Vatikiotis, P.J., “Ḥusayn Kāmil”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_2988>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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