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Is·ma·il Pa·sha

 (ĭs-mä′ēl pä′shə) 1830-1895.
Egyptian viceroy (1863-1879). The Suez Canal was completed during his reign (1869).
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Ismail Pasha

(ˌɪzmɑːˈiːl ˈpɑːʃə)
n
(Biography) 1830–95, viceroy (1863–66) and khedive (1867–79) of Egypt, who brought his country close to bankruptcy. He was forced to submit to Anglo-French financial control (1876) and to abdicate (1879)
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As Isma'il Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt, came to power, he had set out to modernize Egypt, however, he incurred massive debts, so he offered Egypt's share in the canal for sale.
They had been given to Sir George by Isma'il Pasha, Khedive of Egypt, to whom he acted as an adviser.
It's worth mentioning that the Faculty of Law at Cairo University was the first faculty of law to be established in Egypt in 1868 at the era of Isma'il Pasha under the name School of Management and Languages.
Commissioned by the ruler of Egypt, Isma'il Pasha, to debut at the Khedival Opera House in Cairo, Aida was to come with a pay cheque of then 150,000 francs.
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