Tigrane Pasha

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Tigrane Pasha
تكران باشا
Tigrane Pasha. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and for a time Prime Minister.png
9th Foreign Minister of Egypt
In office
14 May 1891 – 15 April 1894
MonarchMohamed Tewfik Pasha
Preceded byZulfikar Pasha
Succeeded byMostafa Fahmy Pasha
Personal details
Died27 July 1904 (aged 57)
Evian-les-Bains, France

Tigrane Pasha (Arabic: تكران باشا (Dikran) (d. 27 July 1904, Evian-les-Bains) was an Egyptian-Armenian politician and the ninth Foreign Minister of Egypt. He served as Foreign Minister from 1891 to 1894, under three Prime Ministers.

Career[edit]

Tigrane was a nephew of the powerful statesman Nubar Pasha. He received a European education, and was less than fluent in Arabic and Turkish.[1] In 1865, his uncle appointed him to the railway administration. In 1878, he was secretary general of the Council of Ministers during his uncle's first term as prime minister.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituary: Tigrane Pasha". The Times (London) (37465). 5 August 1904.
  2. ^ Hunter, Robert (1999). Egypt under the khedives, 1805–1879: from household government to modern bureaucracy. AUC Press. pp. 170, 208.