Ismail Pasha (1830-1895) was Khedive (governor) of Egypt (1866-1879.
A grandson of Mehemet Ali he became viceroy of Egypt in 1863 and in 1866 received the title of khedive from the Ottoman sultan.
In 1875 Britain, at Prime Minister Disraeli's suggestion, bought the khedive's Suez Canal shares for £3,976,582, and Anglo-French control of Egypt's finances was established.
In 1879 the UK and France persuaded the sultan to appoint Tewfik, his son, khedive in his place.
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Ismail Pasha was the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan from 1863 to 1879.
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