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Pasha, Abbas I

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Born: 1813 AD
Died: 1854 AD, at 41 years of age.

Nationality: Egyptian
Categories: King

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1813 - Born on 1813 in Egypt, son of Tousson Pasha.

1816 - He was raised under the watchful eye of his grandfather and reared in the desert where he obtained a thorough foundation in Arabian lore and became entranced with the Bedouin horses his father had obtained from Abdullah ibn-Saud, as well as those accumulated by his uncle, Ibrahim Pasha.

1836 - At age 23 his grandfather put Abbas in charge of the administration of the horse breeding stations. To preserve the bloodlines of his grandfather's once incomparable Arabian stud, the young Abbas carefully studied the pedigrees and the offspring of particular stallions and mares and as thereby able to obtain some of the best individuals and their foals. He was meticulous about keeping records of the origins and breeding history of his animals and spared neither time, money nor his own security to acquire by whatever means necessary the best of his grandfather's and uncle's horses. That he loved them with a passion beyond any breeder Egypt had known, except perhaps Sultan el-Nacer, was evidenced by the quality of his stud.

1842 - Abbas formed friendly ties with the Arab princes and leaders and engineered the escape of Prince Faisal ibn-Saud, Imam (exalted spiritual leader) of the Wahabbis, from the Citadel of Cairo where the Wahabbi prince had been held for ransom.

1848 - When it was known that Mohammed Ali was fatally ill, the government of Turkey decided that Ibrahim Pasha should accede to the vice regency. Abbas supposedly emigrated to Arabia because of a quarrel between him and his uncle, Ibrahim, and he settled down among the Arabs of the Roala tribe. Abbas absence was short and at the death of his uncle, he returned to Egypt and became viceroy.

1854 - Abbas Pasha died at the age of 41 having reigned as the viceroy of Egypt from Nov. 10, 1848 to July 13, 1854. It is said that he was assassinated by two of his servants because of his extreme cruelty to those who worked for him.


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