Ibrahim Pasha(redirected from Ibraihim Pasha)
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Born 1786 (1789 according to other data) in the city of Kavalla, in the territory of present-day Greece; died Nov. 10, 1848, in Cairo. Egyptian general and statesman, son of Muhammad Ali.
Ibrahim Pasha took part in creating the Egyptian army and navy and in implementing his father’s economic reforms. From 1807 to 1812 daftardar (head of the finance department), Ibrahim Pasha was governor of Upper Egypt from 1812 to 1816 and commander of the Egyptian armies from 1816 to 1841. He became famous after the victory over the Wahhabite rebels in Arabia in 1816–18. From 1824 to 1827, Ibrahim Pasha commanded the Egyptian troops fighting against the Greek national liberation revolution of 1821–29, and later he led the Egyptian troops that defeated the Turkish armies in the Egypto-Turkish war of 1831–33. Ibrahim Pasha became the de facto ruler of Egypt in 1847 and hereditary pasha of Egypt in June 1848.