Abd-al-Rahman al- Rafii

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Rafii, Abd-al-Rahman al-


Born 1889 in al-Mansurah; died 1966 in Cairo. Egyptian historian and government and political figure; educated as a lawyer.

A member of the Watan party from 1907 to 1953, Rafi became one of the party’s leaders. He was a parliamentary deputy from 1923 to 1944, a senator from 1944 to 1949, and also minister of supplies in 1949. Rafi took part in the national liberation movement. His works included a 16-volume history of modern and contemporary Egypt, which reflected a patriotic and anti-imperialist viewpoint.


Thawrat sanat 1919 (The Uprising of 1919), 2nd ed. Cairo, 1955.
Fi a’qab al-thaura al-Misrtya (On the Heels of the Egyptian Uprising), 2nd ed. Cairo, 1959.
Thawrat 23 yulyah 1952 (The Revolution of July 23, 1952). Cairo, 1959.
Al-Za’im Ahmad ‘Urabi (The Leader Ahmad Urabi). Cairo, 1961.
In Russian translation:
Vosstanie 1919 g. v Egipte. Moscow, 1954.
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