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31 May -1279
Ramesses II Becomes Pharaoh, Will be One of Longest-Reigning Rulers in History

Ramesses II Becomes Pharaoh, Will be One of Longest-Reigning Rulers in History

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2 September -44
Egyptian Pharaoh Cleopatra VII Declares Son Ptolemy XV Caesarion Co-Ruler of Egypt

Egyptian Pharaoh Cleopatra VII Declares Son Ptolemy XV Caesarion Co-Ruler of Egypt

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1 August -30
Mark Antony Commits Suicide, Thinking Cleopatra Already Has

Mark Antony Commits Suicide, Thinking Cleopatra Already Has

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12 August -30
Cleopatra Finally Succeeds in Committing Suicide

Cleopatra Finally Succeeds in Committing Suicide

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9 May 328
Athanasius is Elected Patriarch Bishop of Alexandria

Athanasius is Elected Patriarch Bishop of Alexandria

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9 May 348
Death of Pachomius, Founder of Christian Cenobitic Monasticism

Death of Pachomius, Founder of Christian Cenobitic Monasticism

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2 May 373
Death of Alexandria's Archbishop Athanasius

Death of Alexandria's Archbishop Athanasius

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3 August 435
Emperor Theodosius II Exiles Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople

Emperor Theodosius II Exiles Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople

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18 July 1100
Death of Godfrey De Bouillon While Trying to Conquer Egypt

Death of Godfrey De Bouillon While Trying to Conquer Egypt

25 May 1123
Egyptian Fleet Defeated by Venetian Fleet Near Ascalon

Egyptian Fleet Defeated by Venetian Fleet Near Ascalon

10 February 1163
Death of King Baldwin III at Tripoli

Death of King Baldwin III at Tripoli

0 September 1163
King of Jerusalem Amalric I Launches His First Invasion of Egypt

King of Jerusalem Amalric I Launches His First Invasion of Egypt

0 May 1164
Shawar Reinstated as Vizier of Cairo

Shawar Reinstated as Vizier of Cairo

0 July 1164
Joint Force of Egyptians & Crusader Franks Besiege Shirkun

Joint Force of Egyptians & Crusader Franks Besiege Shirkun

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10 October 1168
Amalric I Begins Third of Three Unsuccessful Invasions of Egypt

Amalric I Begins Third of Three Unsuccessful Invasions of Egypt

4 November 1168
Jerusalem's King Amalric I Massacres Inhabitants of Egyptian City of Bilbeis

Jerusalem's King Amalric I Massacres Inhabitants of Egyptian City of Bilbeis

8 January 1169
General Shirkuh Enters Cairo

General Shirkuh Enters Cairo

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17 January 1169

Death of Vizier Shawar

0 November 1169
Siege on Egyptian Port of Damietta Begun by Byzantine and Crusader Fleets

Siege on Egyptian Port of Damietta Begun by Byzantine and Crusader Fleets

0 June 1171
Saladin Ordered to Eliminate the Fatimid Caliphate in Egypt by Nur ad-Din

Saladin Ordered to Eliminate the Fatimid Caliphate in Egypt by Nur ad-Din

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17 September 1171
Formation of Abbasid Caliphate in Egypt Announced by Saladin

Formation of Abbasid Caliphate in Egypt Announced by Saladin

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18 November 1177
Saladin Leaves Egypt Hoping to Capture Jerusalem From the Crusaders

Saladin Leaves Egypt Hoping to Capture Jerusalem From the Crusaders

11 May 1182
Saladin Sets Out From Cairo With Half of Entire Egyptian Ayyubid Army

Saladin Sets Out From Cairo With Half of Entire Egyptian Ayyubid Army

13 December 1204
Death of Jewish Philosopher Moses Maimonides

Death of Jewish Philosopher Moses Maimonides

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27 May 1218
John of Brienne, King of Jerusalem, Lays Siege to Damietta

John of Brienne, King of Jerusalem, Lays Siege to Damietta

25 August 1218
Fifth Crusade Lays Siege to Damietta at Mouth of Nile River

Fifth Crusade Lays Siege to Damietta at Mouth of Nile River

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5 November 1219
Crusaders' Siege of Damietta Finally Succeeds

Crusaders' Siege of Damietta Finally Succeeds

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17 July 1221
Cardinal Pelagius & the Crusaders Set Out for Cairo & Eventual Defeat

Cardinal Pelagius & the Crusaders Set Out for Cairo & Eventual Defeat

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28 August 1221
Crusaders Defeated at Battle of Al-Mansurah in Egypt

Crusaders Defeated at Battle of Al-Mansurah in Egypt

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17 October 1244

Large Army of Crusaders Destroyed by Egyptians at Battle of La Forbie

6 June 1249
King Louis IX of France Occupies Damietta Egypt in Seventh Crusade

King Louis IX of France Occupies Damietta Egypt in Seventh Crusade

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6 April 1250
King Louis IX of France Captured in Battle of Fariskur in Seventh Crusade

King Louis IX of France Captured in Battle of Fariskur in Seventh Crusade

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0 May 1250
Last Ayyubid Sultan in Egypt Replced by Mamluk General

Last Ayyubid Sultan in Egypt Replced by Mamluk General

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23 October 1260

Baibers, Commander of Mamluks in Egypt, Becomes Sultan of Egypt

25 August 1270
Death of King Louis IX of France During Eighth Crusade

Death of King Louis IX of France During Eighth Crusade

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30 October 1270
Charles I of Sicily Reaches Agreement With Sultan of Tunis to end Eighth Crusade

Charles I of Sicily Reaches Agreement With Sultan of Tunis to end Eighth Crusade

26 April 1289
Tripoli Captured by Mumluks of Egypt

Tripoli Captured by Mumluks of Egypt

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31 July 1291

Beirut & Sidon Captured by Mamluks of Egypt, Crusaders Flee With Holy Relics

1 July 1798
Napoleon Bonaparte Arrives in Alexandria, Egypt

Napoleon Bonaparte Arrives in Alexandria, Egypt

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1 August 1798
British Destroy French Fleet at Battle of Nile

British Destroy French Fleet at Battle of Nile

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15 July 1799
Rosetta Stone Discovered by French Captain Bouchard in Egyptian Village of Rosetta

Rosetta Stone Discovered by French Captain Bouchard in Egyptian Village of Rosetta

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24 July 1882
Jihad Against British Announced by Egyptian General Ahmed Orabi

Jihad Against British Announced by Egyptian General Ahmed Orabi

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8 October 1906
Birth of Sayyid Qutb, Theorist of Islamic Extremism

Birth of Sayyid Qutb, Theorist of Islamic Extremism

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2 March 1915
Zionist Leader Vladmir Jabotinsky Forms Jewish Force to Fight in Palestine

Zionist Leader Vladmir Jabotinsky Forms Jewish Force to Fight in Palestine

15 January 1918
Birth of Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt

Birth of Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egypt

25 December 1918
Birth of Future Egyptian President Anwar Sadat

Birth of Future Egyptian President Anwar Sadat

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4 November 1922
British Archaeologist Howard Carter Finds Pharaoh Tutankhamun's Tomb

British Archaeologist Howard Carter Finds Pharaoh Tutankhamun's Tomb

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24 August 1929
Birth of Yasser Arafat, Founder of Fatah Political Party

Birth of Yasser Arafat, Founder of Fatah Political Party

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28 April 1936
Death of King Faud of Egypt Leaves Throne to Only Son Faruk

Death of King Faud of Egypt Leaves Throne to Only Son Faruk

25 January 1947

Britain Rejects Egypt's Demands to Evacuate the Sudan

 
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