Mustafa Fahmi Pasha (11 June 1840 – 13 September 1914) was an Egyptian military officer and politician who served as the prime minister of Egypt for two times.
|Prime Minister of Egypt|
12 November 1895 – 12 November 1908
|Preceded by||Nubar Pasha|
|Succeeded by||Boutros Ghali|
12 May 1891 – 15 January 1893
|Preceded by||Riaz Pasha|
|Succeeded by||Hussein Fahri Pasha|
|Born||11 June 1840|
Crete, Ottoman Empire
|Died||13 September 1914 (aged 74)|
Cairo, Sultanate of Egypt
Early life and educationEdit
After graduation, Fahmi joined the Egyptian army and later, he became a lieutenant general. He retired from the army and began to serve as a governor in different provinces, including Minuffiyya, Cairo and lastly, Port Said. After serving in other low-profile public positions, he was appointed minister of public works in 1879. Then Fahmi served at different cabinet positions: minister of foreign affairs, minister of justice, minister of finance (1884-1887), minister of interior (three times) and minister of war and marine (two times).
Fahmi was appointed prime minister on 12 May 1891, replacing Riaz Pasha in the post. Fahmi remained in office for nearly two years and was sacked by Khedive Abbas II on 15 January 1893. The Khedive dismissed him due to his over reliance on the British agency. Hussein Fahri Pasha replaced Fahmi Pasha as prime minister.
Fahmi's second term as prime minister began on 12 November 1895, and he replaced Nubar Pasha in the post. Fahmi remained in the office until 12 November 1908 when he resigned from the post. Boutros Ghali replaced him as prime minister.
Personal life and deathEdit
Fahmi was among the close allies of Cromer who was the British colonial administrator in Egypt. Fahmi's daughter, Safiya, was a political activist and a significant figure in the Egyptian society. She married Saad Zaghlul in 1896.
Fahmi died in Cairo on 13 September 1914.
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