Soliman PACHA

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FrenchBorn Joseph Anthelme SEVE

French-born Egyptian commander

Born on May 17, 1788 in Lyon, France , France

Died on March 11, 1860 in Le Caire, Egypte

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Born in Lyon, Suleiman Pasha was an officer in the army of Napoleon Bonaparte who converted to Islam and was recruited to help build the Egyptian army on the European model. Suleiman Pasha died in Cairo.

There is a statue of him in the Cairo Military Museum and a bust at the Préfecture in Lyon.


He married Maria Myriam Hanem, with whom he had three children, Nazli (future grandmother of Queen Nazli), Aasma and Mahadi. His great-granddaughter was Queen Nazli of Egypt, wife of King Fuad, and mother of King Farouk.

As of 2003, he still had many descendants living in Egypt.

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