Mahmoud Samy El Baroudy

Mahmoud Samy Elbaroudy (1839–1904) (Arabic: محمود سامي البارودي) was a significant Egyptian political figure and a prominent poet. He served as Prime Minister of Egypt from 4 February 1882 until 26 May 1882. He was known as rab alseif wel qalam رب السيف و القلم ("lord of sword and pen").[1] His father belonged to an Ottoman-Egyptian family while his mother was a Greek woman who converted to Islam upon marrying his father.[2][3]


  1. Cavalry poetics Archived 2008-09-12 at the Wayback Machine. Al Ahram Weekly (722), 23–29 December 2004
  2. Hichens, Robert Smythe (1909). Bella Donna: A Novel, Volumes 1-2. A. L. Burt Company. pp. 111, 209. OCLC 1971323. Although he was dressed like an Englishman, and on deck wore a straw hat with the word “Scott inside it, he soon let them know that his name was Mahmoud Baroudi, that his native place was Alexandria, that he was of mixed Greek and Egyptian blood, and that he was a man of great energy and will, interested in many schemes, pulling the strings of many enterprises. … Baroudi 's father was a rich Turco-Egyptian. His mother had been a beautiful Greek girl, who had embraced Islam when his father fell in love with her and proposed to marry her.
  3. Rose, Andrew (2013). The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder. Hachette UK. ISBN 9781444776485. Mahmoud Baroudi, 'of mixed Greek and Egyptian blood
Political offices
Preceded by
Mohamed Sherif Pasha
Prime Minister of Egypt
Succeeded by
Raghib Pasha

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