Aziz Ezzat Pasha

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Sahib ul-Makam al-Rafi
Aziz Ezzat
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1st Egyptian Minister Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom
In office
Monarch Fuad I
Succeeded by Sesostris Sidaros
Foreign Minister of Egypt
In office
18 February 1935 – 30 January 1936
Monarch Fuad I
Prime Minister Muhammad Tawfiq Nasim Pasha
Preceded by Kamel Ibrahim Pasha
Succeeded by Ali Mahir Pasha
Regent of Egypt
In office
28 April 1936 – 29 July 1937
Monarch Farouk I
Personal details
Born ( 1869 -06-24)24 June 1869
Cairo, Egypt
Died 12 April 1961(1961-04-12) (aged 91)
Nationality Egyptian
Spouse(s) Behiye Yeghen Hani
Children Aysha Ezzat Hanem
Muhammad Ezzat
Abdullah Ezzat
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
Profession Diplomat
Religion Sunni Islam
Military service
Rank General

Aziz Ezzat Pasha (Arabic: عزيز عزت باشا ‎) (24 June 1869 – 12 April 1961)[1] was an Egyptian politician.

Foreign Ministry[edit]

Born in Cairo, Aziz Ezzat Pasha was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge[2] and the now defunct Royal Military Academy, Woolwich. He began his career in the court of Khedive Isma'il Pasha and was then promoted to deputy minister of foreign affairs. Following the United Kingdom's unilateral grant of independence to Egypt in 1922, he was appointed as Egypt's first minister plenipotentiary to the Court of St. James's, serving for five years, from 1923 until 1928.[3] He served as Egypt's Foreign Minister from 18 February 1935 until 30 January 1936.[4][5]


Aziz Ezzat Pasha was a member of the Regency Council during King Farouk I's minority. He served as regent from 28 April 1936 until 29 July 1937, alongside Prince Muhammad Ali Tewfik and Sherif Sabri Pasha. As such, he was allocated EGP 15,000, a huge sum at that time.[6]


Aziz Ezzat Pasha was greatly involved with the famous Egyptian sports club Al-Ahly. On 2 April 1908, he became the club's second president. He was the first Egyptian to hold that post, and kept it until 16 April 1914.[7][8] He later became Honorary President of the club (1929-1941).[9]


Aziz Ezzat Pasha's second wife, Behiye Yeghen Hanim, whom he married in 1892, was a granddaughter of Khedive Isma'il Pasha from her mother's side. Their daughter Aysha Hanim (1893 - 1945) married in 1912 (and later divorced in 1927) Prince Muhammad Ali Hassan Pasha, another grandson of Khedive Isma'il.[10]


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  2. ^ "Izzet Bey, Abdul Aziz (IST886AA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ "Former Heads of the Egyptian Mission to the UK since 1924". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  4. ^ "Former Ministers of Egypt". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Retrieved 2008-06-22. 
  5. ^ "Foreign Ministers of Egypt". Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  6. ^ Rizk, Yunan Labib (27 January – 2 February 2005). "Royal help". Al-Ahram Weekly (Boulaq: Al-Ahram) (727). OCLC 179957756. Archived from the original on 6 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  7. ^ "Ahly Club History". 2004-08-19. Archived from the original on 2008-06-30. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  8. ^ "Real Presidents of Al-Ahly" (in Arabic). Official Website of Al-Ahly Club. Archived from the original on 2008-07-22. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  9. ^ "Honorary Presidents of Al-Ahly" (in Arabic). Official Website of Al-Ahly Club. Archived from the original on 2008-07-22. Retrieved 2008-07-26. 
  10. ^ "Genealogy of Aziz Ezzat Pasha". Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mitchell Ince
President of Al-Ahly Club
2 April 1908 – 16 April 1914
Title next held by
Abdel Khaliq Sarwat Pasha
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Muhammad Mahmoud Pasha
Honorary President of Al-Ahly Club
29 November 1929 – 21 October 1941
Succeeded by
Muhammad Sherif Sabri
Diplomatic posts
New title
Egyptian Minister Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom
1923 – 1928
Succeeded by
Sesostris Sidaros
Political offices
Preceded by
Kamel Ibrahim Pasha
Foreign Minister of Egypt
18 February 1935 – 30 January 1936
Succeeded by
Ali Mahir Pasha
New title
Minority of King Farouk I
Regent of Egypt
1936 - 1937
with Prince Muhammad Ali Tewfik
Sherif Sabri Pasha
Farouk I reaches age of majority and
assumes his full constitutional powers