Soliman Pasha al-Faransawi ("Süleyman Pasha the French"), born Joseph Anthelme Sève (May or July 1788 - 12 March 1860), was a French-born Egyptian commander.
Soliman Pasha was born in Lyon. He was a sailor. Later he joined the army of Napoleon Bonaparte. He fought at the battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo. Then he converted to Islam and was recruited to help build the Egyptian army on the European model. He married an Egyptian woman, Maria Myriam Hanem, with whom he had three children, Nazli (future grandmother of Queen Nazli), Aasma and Mahadi. His great-granddaughter was Queen Nazli of Egypt, wife of King Fuad, and mother of King Farouk. Suleiman Pasha died in Cairo.
As of 2003, he still had many descendants living in Egypt.
His tomb is present in Ruda island in Cairo Nile. - Cairo
There is a statue of him in the Cairo Military Museum and a bust at the Préfecture in Lyon.
- George Young (2002). Egypt from the Napoleonic Wars Down to Cromer and Allenby. Gorgias Press LLC. pp. 46. ISBN 978-1-931956-88-8. http://books.google.com/books?id=0KoLpd0Tj58C&pg=PA46. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
- "Weekend Nostalgia". The Middle East Journal. 31 May 2013. http://mideasti.blogspot.com/2013/05/weekend-nostalgia-when-talaat-harb.html. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
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