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Alexandria, Egypt

LOCATION

Population:
3,341,000

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Alexandria University
1938

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
André Aciman
Author
2-Jan-1951   Out of Egypt
St. Athanasius
Religion
298 AD 2-May-373 AD Patriarch of Alexandria, 328-373 AD
Louis C. Camilleri
Business
1955   CEO of Altria
David Caute
Author
16-Dec-1936   Comrade Jacob
Constantine P. Cavafy
Poet
29-Apr-1863 29-Apr-1933 Greek poet in Alexandria
Eli Cohen
Spy
26-Dec-1924 18-May-1965 Israel's greatest spy
Dionysius Thrax
Scholar
170 BC 90 BC Authored first Greek grammar
Diophantus
Mathematician
fl. 3rd c. AD fl. 3rd c. AD Arithmetica
Euclid
Mathematician
c. 365 BC c. 275 BC Father of geometry
Dodi al-Fayed
Business
15-Apr-1955 31-Aug-1997 Princess Diana's last boyfriend
Mohamed al-Fayed
Business
27-Jan-1933   Owner of Harrod's, father of Dodi al-Fayed
Riccardo Freda
Film Director
24-Feb-1909 20-Dec-1999 I Vampiri
Rudolf Hess
Government
26-Apr-1894 17-Jul-1987 Deputy Fuhrer flew unauthorized to Scotland
Eric Hobsbawm
Historian
9-Jun-1917 1-Oct-2012 The Age of Revolution
Abu Hamza al-Masri
Religion
15-Apr-1958   Imam of Finsbury Park Mosque
Gamal Abdel-Nasser
Head of State
15-Jan-1918 28-Sep-1970 President of Egypt, 1956-70
Origen
Religion
c. 185 AD c. 254 AD Early Church Father
Philetas of Cos
Poet
fl 4th. c. BC fl. 4th c. BC Very thin Alexandrian poet, critic
Ptolemy
Astronomer
c. 87 AD c. 150 AD Egyptian geographer and astronomer
Haim Saban
Business
1944   Billionaire
Omar Sharif
Actor
10-Apr-1932   Doctor Zhivago

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
St. Athanasius
Religion
298 AD 2-May-373 AD Patriarch of Alexandria, 328-373 AD
St. Catherine of Alexandria
Religion
c. 3rd c. AD c. 4th c. AD Patron saint of virgins and nuns
Constantine P. Cavafy
Poet
29-Apr-1863 29-Apr-1933 Greek poet in Alexandria
Clement of Alexandria
Religion
c. 150 AD c. 215 AD Early Church Father
Cleopatra
Royalty
69 BC 30-Aug-30 BC Queen of Egypt
Damascius
Philosopher
480 AD ? Last Neoplatonist philosopher
Eratosthenes
Mathematician
276 BC 194 BC First to measure the Earth
Euclid
Mathematician
c. 365 BC c. 275 BC Father of geometry
Hypatia of Alexandria
Curator
c. 370 AD Mar-415 AD Librarian of Alexandria
St. Mark
Religion
fl. 1st c. AD fl. 1st c. AD Author of the second Gospel
Ptolemy
Astronomer
c. 87 AD c. 150 AD Egyptian geographer and astronomer
Victor Emmanuel III
Royalty
11-Nov-1869 28-Dec-1947 King of Italy, 1900-46



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