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1250–1517

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1517–1867

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under Muhammad Ali 1805–1882

Khedivate of Egypt 1867–1914

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British occupation 1882–1922

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1922–1953

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The KHEDIVATE OF EGYPT (Arabic : خديوية مصر‎‎, Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: ; Ottoman Turkish : خدیویت مصر‎ Hıdiviyet-i Mısır) was an autonomous tributary state of the Ottoman Empire , established and ruled by the Muhammad Ali Dynasty
Muhammad Ali Dynasty
following the defeat and expulsion of Napoleon
Napoleon
Bonaparte 's forces which brought an end to the short-lived French occupation of Lower Egypt
Egypt
. The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
occupied the territory in 1882, and British rule lasted until 1914 when the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
established a protectorate called the Sultanate of Egypt .

CONTENTS

* 1 History (1798–1867)

* 1.1 Rise of Muhammad Ali * 1.2 Reforms * 1.3 Invasion of Libya
Libya
and Sudan
Sudan
* 1.4 Greek campaign * 1.5 Wars against the Turks * 1.6 Muhammad Ali\'s successors * 1.7 British occupation

* 2 Sanctioned khedival rule (1867–1914)

* 2.1 European influence * 2.2 Tewfik and the loss of Sudan
Sudan
* 2.3 Reconquest of the Sudan
Sudan
* 2.4 End of the Khedivate

* 3 Economy

* 3.1 Currency * 3.2 Adoption of European-style industries

* 4 Notable events and people during khedival rule

* 4.1 Events * 4.2 People

* 5 See also * 6 References

HISTORY (1798–1867)

RISE OF MUHAMMAD ALI

Main article: Muhammad Ali\'s seizure of power

Upon the conquest of the Sultanate of Egypt by the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
in 1517, the country was governed as an Ottoman eyalet (province). The Porte was content to permit local rule to remain in the hands of the Mamluks , the Egyptian military caste of Circassian , and Turkic origin who had held power in Egypt
Egypt
since the 13th century. Save for military expeditions to crush Mamluk Egyptian uprisings seeking to re-establish the independent Egyptian sultanate, the Ottomans largely ignored Egyptian affairs until the French invasion of Egypt
Egypt
in 1798.

Between 1799 and 1801, the Ottoman Porte (government), working at times with France's main enemy, the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
, undertook various campaigns to restore Ottoman rule in Egypt. By August, 1801, the remaining French forces of General Jacques-François Menou withdrew from Egypt.

The period between 1801 and 1805 was, effectively, a three way civil war in Egypt
Egypt
between the Egyptian Mamluks, the Ottoman Turks, and troops the Ottoman Porte dispatched from Rumelia (the Empire's European province), under the command of Muhammad Ali Pasha
Muhammad Ali Pasha
, to restore the Empire's authority.

Following the defeat of the French, the Porte assigned Husrev Pasha as the new Wāli
Wāli
(governor) of Egypt, tasking him to kill or imprison the surviving Egyptian Mamluk beys . Many of these were freed by or fled with the British, while others held Minya between Upper and Lower Egypt
Egypt
.

Amid these disturbances, Husrev Pasha attempted to disband his Albanian bashi-bazouks (soldiers) without pay. This led to rioting that drove Husrev Pasha from Cairo
Cairo
. During the ensuing turmoil, the Porte sent Muhammad Ali Pasha
Muhammad Ali Pasha
to Egypt.

However, Muhammad Ali seized control of Egypt, declaring himself ruler of Egypt
Egypt
and quickly consolidating an independent local powerbase. After repeated failed attempts to remove and kill him, in 1805, the Porte officially recognised Muhammad Ali as Wāli
Wāli
of Egypt. Demonstrating his grander ambitions, Muhammad Ali Pasha
Muhammad Ali Pasha
claimed for himself the higher title of Khedive
Khedive
(Viceroy), ruling the self-proclaimed (but not recognised) Khedivate of Egypt. He murdered the remaining Mamluk beys in 1811, solidifying his own control of Egypt. He is regarded as the founder of modern Egypt
Egypt
because of the dramatic reforms he instituted in the military, agricultural, economic and cultural spheres.

REFORMS

During Muhammad Ali's absence in Arabia his representative at Cairo had completed the confiscation, begun in 1808, of almost all the lands belonging to private individuals, who were forced to accept instead inadequate pensions. By this revolutionary method of land nationalization Muhammad Ali became proprietor of nearly all the soil of Egypt, an iniquitous measure against which the Egyptians had no remedy.

The pasha also attempted to reorganize his troops on European lines, but this led to a formidable mutiny in Cairo. Muhammad Ali's life was endangered, and he sought refuge by night in the citadel, while the soldiery committed many acts of plunder. The revolt was reduced by presents to the chiefs of the insurgents, and Muhammad Ali ordered that the sufferers by the disturbances should receive compensation from the treasury. The project of the Nizam Gedid (New System) was, in consequence of this mutiny, abandoned for a time.

While Ibrahim was engaged in the second Arabian campaign the pasha turned his attention to strengthening the Egyptian economy. He created state monopolies over the chief products of the country. He set up a number of factories and began digging in 1819 a new canal to Alexandria, called the Mahmudiya (after the reigning sultan of Turkey). The old canal had long fallen into decay, and the necessity of a safe channel between Alexandria
Alexandria
and the Nile
Nile
was much felt. The conclusion in 1838 of a commercial treaty with Turkey, negotiated by Sir Henry Bulwer (Lord Darling), struck a deathblow to the system of monopolies, though the application of the treaty to Egypt
Egypt
was delayed for some years.

Another notable fact in the economic progress of the country was the development of the cultivation of cotton in the Delta in 1822 and onwards. The cotton grown had been brought from the Sudan
Sudan
by Maho Bey , and the organization of the new industry from which in a few years Muhammad Ali was enabled to extract considerable revenues.

Efforts were made to promote education and the study of medicine. To European merchants, on whom he was dependent for the sale of his exports, Muhammad Ali showed much favor, and under his influence the port of Alexandria
Alexandria
again rose into importance. It was also under Muhammad Ali's encouragement that the overland transit of goods from Europe to India
India
via Egypt
Egypt
was resumed.

INVASION OF LIBYA AND SUDAN

Main article: Egyptian invasion of Sudan
Sudan
1820-24

In 1820 Muhammad Ali gave orders to commence the conquest of eastern Libya
Libya
. He first sent an expedition westward (Feb. 1820) which conquered and annexed the Siwa oasis. Ali's intentions for Sudan
Sudan
was to extend his rule southward, to capture the valuable caravan trade bound for the Red Sea
Red Sea
, and to secure the rich gold mines which he believed to exist in Sennar . He also saw in the campaign a means of getting rid of his disaffected troops, and of obtaining a sufficient number of captives to form the nucleus of the new army.

The forces destined for this service were led by Ismail, the youngest son of Muhammad Ali. They consisted of between 4000 and 5000 men, being Turks and Arabs. They left Cairo
Cairo
in July 1820. Nubia
Nubia
at once submitted, the Shaigiya tribe immediately beyond the province of Dongola were defeated, the remnant of the Mamluks dispersed, and Sennar was reduced without a battle.

Mahommed Bey , the defterdar, with another force of about the same strength, was then sent by Muhammad Ali against Kordofan with like result, but not without a hard-fought engagement. In October 1822, Ismail, with his retinue, was burnt to death by Nimr, the mek (king) of Shendi ; and the defterdar, a man infamous for his cruelty, assumed the command of those provinces, and exacted terrible retribution from the inhabitants. Khartoum
Khartoum
was founded at this time, and in the following years the rule of the Egyptians was greatly extended and control of the Red Sea
Red Sea
ports of Suakin and Massawa
Massawa
obtained.

GREEK CAMPAIGN

Main article: Greek War of Independence

Muhammad Ali was fully conscious that the empire which he had so laboriously built up might at any time have to be defended by force of arms against his master Sultan
Sultan
Mahmud II
Mahmud II
, whose whole policy had been directed to curbing the power of his too ambitious vassals, and who was under the influence of the personal enemies of the pasha of Egypt, notably of Husrev Pasha , the grand vizier , who had never forgiven his humiliation in Egypt
Egypt
in 1803.

Mahmud also was already planning reforms borrowed from the West, and Muhammad Ali, who had had plenty of opportunity of observing the superiority of European methods of warfare, was determined to anticipate the sultan in the creation of a fleet and an army on European lines, partly as a measure of precaution, partly as an instrument for the realization of yet wider schemes of ambition. Before the outbreak of the War of Greek Independence in 1821, he had already expended much time and energy in organizing a fleet and in training, under the supervision of French instructors, native officers and artificers; though it was not till 1829 that the opening of a dockyard and arsenal at Alexandria
Alexandria
enabled him to build and equip his own vessels. By 1823, moreover, he had succeeded in carrying out the reorganization of his army on European lines, the turbulent Turkish and Albanian elements being replaced by Sudanese and fellahin . The effectiveness of the new force was demonstrated in the suppression of an 1823 revolt of the Albanians in Cairo
Cairo
by six disciplined Sudanese regiments; after which Mehemet Ali was no more troubled with military mutinies.

His foresight was rewarded by the invitation of the sultan to help him in the task of subduing the Greek insurgents, offering as reward the pashaliks of the Morea and of Syria. Muhammad Ali had already, in 1821, been appointed by him governor of Crete
Crete
, which he had occupied with a small Egyptian force. In the autumn of 1824 a fleet of 60 Egyptian warships carrying a large force of 17,000 disciplined troops concentrated in Suda Bay , and, in the following March, with Ibrahin as commander-in-chief landed in the Morea .

His naval superiority wrested from the Greeks the command of a great deal of the sea, on which the fate of the insurrection ultimately depended, while on land the Greek irregular bands, having largely soundly beaten the Porte's troops, had finally met a worthy foe in Ibrahim's disciplined troops. The history of the events that led up to the battle of Navarino and the liberation of Greece is told elsewhere; the withdrawal of the Egyptians from the Morea was ultimately due to the action of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington , who early in August 1828 appeared before Alexandria
Alexandria
and induced the pasha, by no means sorry to have a reasonable excuse, by a threat of bombardment, to sign a convention undertaking to recall Ibrahim and his army. But for the action of European powers, it is suspected by many that the Ottoman Empire might have defeated the Greeks.

WARS AGAINST THE TURKS

Main articles: Egyptian–Ottoman War (1831–33) and Egyptian–Ottoman War (1839–41)

Although Muhammad Ali had only been granted the title of wali , he proclaimed himself khedive , or hereditary viceroy, early on during his rule. The Ottoman government, although irritated, did nothing until Muhammad Ali invaded Ottoman-ruled Syria in 1831 . The governorship of Syria had been promised him by the sultan, Mahmud II
Mahmud II
, for his assistance during the Greek War of Independence , but the title was not granted to him after the war. This caused the Ottomans, allied with the British, to counter-attack in 1839 .

In 1840, the British bombarded Beirut and an Anglo-Ottoman force landed and seized Acre. The Egyptian army was forced to retreat back home, and Syria again became an Ottoman province. As a result of the Convention of London (1840) , Muhammad Ali gave up all conquered lands with the exception of the Sudan
Sudan
and was in turn granted the hereditary governorship of the Sudan.

MUHAMMAD ALI\'S SUCCESSORS

Main article: Muhammad Ali Dynasty
Muhammad Ali Dynasty

By 1848, Muhammad Ali was old and senile enough for his tuberculosis-ridden son, Ibrahim , to demand his accession to the governorship. The Ottoman sultan acceded to the demands, and Muhammad Ali was removed from power. However, Ibrahim died of his disease months later, outlived by his father, who died in 1849.

Ibrahim was succeeded by his nephew Abbas I , who undid many of Muhammad Ali's accomplishments. Abbas was assassinated by two of his slaves in 1854, and Muhammad Ali's fourth son, Sa\'id , succeeded him. Sa'id brought back many of his father's policies but otherwise had an unremarkable reign.

Sa'id ruled for only nine years, and his nephew Isma\'il , another grandson of Muhammad Ali, became wali. In 1867, the Ottoman sultan acknowledged Isma'il's use of the title khedive .

BRITISH OCCUPATION

Main article: British occupation of Egypt
Egypt

In 1882 opposition to European control led to growing tension amongst native notables, the most dangerous opposition coming from the army. A large military demonstration in September 1881 forced the Khedive Tewfiq to dismiss his Prime Minister. In April 1882 France and Great Britain sent warships to Alexandria
Alexandria
to bolster the Khedive
Khedive
amidst a turbulent climate, spreading fear of invasion throughout the country. By June Egypt
Egypt
was in the hands of nationalists opposed to European domination of the country. A British naval bombardment of Alexandria had little effect on the opposition which led to the landing of a British expeditionary force at both ends of the Suez Canal in August 1882. The British succeeded in defeating the Egyptian Army at Tel El Kebir in September and took control of the country putting Tewfiq back in control. The purpose of the invasion had been to restore political stability to Egypt
Egypt
under a government of the Khedive
Khedive
and international controls which were in place to streamline Egyptian financing since 1876.

British occupation ended nominally with the deposition of the last khedive Abbas II on 5 November 1914 and the establishment of a British protectorate , with the installation of sultan Hussein Kamel on 19 December 1914.

SANCTIONED KHEDIVAL RULE (1867–1914)

EUROPEAN INFLUENCE

By Isma'il's reign, the Egyptian government, headed by the minister Nubar Pasha , had become dependent on Britain and France for a healthy economy. Isma'il attempted to end this European dominance, while at the same time pursuing an aggressive domestic policy. Under Isma'il, 112 canals and 400 bridges were built in Egypt.

Because of his efforts to gain economic independence from the European powers, Isma'il became unpopular with many British and French diplomats, including Evelyn Baring and Alfred Milner , who claimed that he was "ruining Egypt."

In 1869, the completion of the Suez Canal gave Britain a faster route to India. This made Egypt
Egypt
increasingly reliant on Britain for both military and economic aid. Isma'il made no effort to reconcile with the European powers, who pressured the Ottoman sultan into removing him from power.

TEWFIK AND THE LOSS OF SUDAN

Isma'il was succeeded by his eldest son Tewfik , who, unlike his younger brothers, had not been educated in Europe. He pursued a policy of closer relations with Britain and France but his authority was undermined in a rebellion led by his war minister, Arabi Pasha , in 1882. Arabi took advantage of violent riots in Alexandria
Alexandria
to seize control of the government and temporarily depose Tewfik.

British naval forces shelled and captured Alexandria, and an expeditionary force under General Sir Garnet Wolseley
Garnet Wolseley
was formed in England. The British army landed in Egypt
Egypt
soon afterwards, and defeated Arabi's army in the Battle of Tel el-Kebir . Arabi was tried for treason and sentenced to death, but the sentence was commuted to exile. After the revolt, the Egyptian army was reorganized on a British model and commanded by British officers.

Meanwhile, a religious rebellion had broken out in the Sudan, led by Muhammad Ahmed , who proclaimed himself the Mahdi
Mahdi
. The Mahdist rebels had seized the regional capital of Kordofan and annihilated two British-led expeditions sent to quell it. The British soldier-adventurer Charles George Gordon , an ex-governor of the Sudan, was sent to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum
Khartoum
, with orders to evacuate its minority of European and Egyptian inhabitants. Instead of evacuating the city, Gordon prepared for a siege and held out from 1884 to 1885. However, Khartoum
Khartoum
eventually fell, and he was killed.

The British Gordon Relief Expedition was delayed by several battles, and was thus unable to reach Khartoum
Khartoum
and save Gordon. The fall of Khartoum
Khartoum
resulted in the proclamation of an Islamic state , ruled over first by the Mahdi
Mahdi
and then by his successor Khalifa Abdullahi .

RECONQUEST OF THE SUDAN

See also: History of Mahdist Sudan
Sudan
§ Reconquest of Sudan
Sudan
See also: Anglo-Egyptian invasion of Sudan
Sudan

In 1896, during the reign of Tewfik's son, Abbas II , a massive Anglo-Egyptian force, under the command of General Herbert Kitchener , began the reconquest of the Sudan
Sudan
. The Mahdists were defeated in the battles of Abu Hamid and Atbara . The campaign was concluded with the Anglo-Egyptian victory of Omdurman , the Mahdist capital.

The Khalifa was hunted down and killed in 1899, in the Battle of Umm Diwaykarat , and Anglo-Egyptian rule was restored to the Sudan.

END OF THE KHEDIVATE

Abbas II became very hostile to the British as his reign drew on, and, by 1911, was considered by Lord Kitchener to be a "wicked little Khedive" worthy of deposition.

In 1914, when World War I
World War I
broke out, the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
joined the Central Powers , which were at war with the Allied nations , including Britain . As Egypt
Egypt
was still a nominal vassal state of the Ottoman Empire, the British proclaimed a Sultanate of Egypt and abolished the Khedivate on 5 November 1914. Abbas II , who supported the Central Powers and was in Vienna
Vienna
for a state visit, was deposed from the Khedivate throne in his absence by the enforcement of the British military authorities in Cairo
Cairo
and was banned from returning to Egypt. He was succeeded by his uncle Hussein Kamel , who took the title of Sultan
Sultan
on 19 December 1914. Abbas II finally accepted the new order of things and formally abdicated on 12 May 1931, spending the rest of his life in Geneva
Geneva
, Switzerland, until his death on 19 December 1944 (on the 30th anniversary of Hussein Kamel's reign.)

ECONOMY

CURRENCY

During the khedivate, the standard form of Egyptian currency was the Egyptian pound
Egyptian pound
. Because of the gradual European domination of the Egyptian economy, the khedivate adopted the gold standard in 1885.

ADOPTION OF EUROPEAN-STYLE INDUSTRIES

Although the adoption of modern industrial techniques was begun under Muhammad Ali in the early 19th century, the policy was continued under the khedives.

Machines were imported into Egypt, and, by the abolition of the khedivate in 1914, the textile industry had become the most prominent one in the nation.

NOTABLE EVENTS AND PEOPLE DURING KHEDIVAL RULE

EVENTS

* Greek War of Independence (1821–1830) * Egyptian invasion of Syria (1830) * Completion of the Suez Canal (1869) * Arabi revolt (1881) * First Mahdist War (1881–1885) * Second Mahdist War (1896–1899) * Abolishment of the khedivate; establishment of the Sultanate of Egypt
Egypt
(1914)

PEOPLE

* Muhammad Ali : First hereditary Ottoman governor of Egypt * Ibrahim : Muhammad Ali's son and successor (in 1848) * Abbas I : Ibrahim's successor * Sa\'id : Abbas' successor * Isma\'il : First khedive of Egypt; Sa'id's successor * Tewfik : Second khedive; Isma'il's successor * Abbas II of Egypt : Third and last khedive; Tewfik's successor * Hussein Kamel : Isma'il's son; first Sultan
Sultan
of Egypt
Egypt
* Nubar Pasha : Egyptian politician; often prime minister of Egypt * Ahmed Arabi : Egyptian soldier, war minister; leader of the Arabi revolt * Muhammad Ahmed : Self-proclaimed Mahdi
Mahdi
; leader of the Sudanese Mahdist rebellion

SEE ALSO

* Khedive
Khedive
* Vassal and tributary states of the Ottoman Empire * Muhammad Ali * Abbas I of Egypt
Egypt
* Sa\'id of Egypt
Egypt
* Isma\'il * Tewfik * Principality of Bengal

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Administrative divisions of the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire

C. 1365 – 1867 (EYALETS )

AFRICA

* Algiers * Egypt
Egypt
* Habesh * Tripolitania * Tunis

ANATOLIA

* Adana * Aidin * Anatolia * Ankara * Childir * Diyarbekir * Dulkadir * Erzurum * Hüdavendigâr * Karaman * Kars * Kastamonu * Rum * Trebizond * Van

EUROPE

* Adrianople * Archipelago * Bosnia * Budin * Crete
Crete
* Egir * Herzegovina * Kanije * Kefe * Morea * Niš * Podolia * Rumelia * Salonica * Silistra * Temeşvar * Uyvar * Varat * Widdin * Yanina

MIDDLE EAST

* Aleppo * Baghdad * Basra * Cyprus * Damascus * Lahsa * Mosul * Rakka * Shahrizor * Sidon * Tripoli * Yemen

1867–1922 (VILAYETS AND MUTASARRıFATES )

AFRICA

* Tripolitania

ANATOLIA

* Adana * Aidin * Ankara * Archipelago * Bitlis * Diyarbe