ABBAS I( Egyptian Pasha, grandson of Muhammad Ali.)
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Biography ABBAS I
(1813-1854), as Abbas Pasha, the Egyptian Pasha, grandson of Muhammad Ali. He fought in Syria under the command of his uncle, Ibrahim Pasha. After his death in 1848 became regent, and in August 1849, after the death of Mohammed Ali Pasha. Abbas Pasha was a conservative and led a secluded life. Abolished the monopoly on certain kinds of trade, which encouraged his grandfather, closed factory and school, reduced the number of regular army. Abbas has resisted the influx of European concessionaires in Egypt, but gave the British concession for railroad construction Cairo - Alexandria, which was put in place during his reign. During the Crimean War provided the Turkish sultan 15 thousand. soldiers and navy. Abbas was killed in his palace two slaves July 13, 1854.