Hassan Sabry Pasha

Hassan Sabry Pasha
Prime Minister of Egypt
In office
28 June 1940  14 November 1940
Preceded by Ali Mahir Pasha
Succeeded by Hussein Sirry Pasha.
Personal details
Born 1879
Died 14 November 1940 (aged 6061)
Cairo, Egypt
Religion Islam

Hassan Sabry Pasha (Arabic: حسن صبرى باشا|extra=1879 - 14 November 1940)[1] was an Egyptian politician who briefly served as prime minister of Egypt in 1940.


Following his graduation with a teaching degree and a law degree, Hassan Pasha started his career as headmaster of the Muhammad 'Ali School in Cairo.[1] Then he taught at Al Azhar University.[1] In 1926, he became a member of the Chamber of Deputies, representing Gharbiyya.[1] In 1931, he was elected to the Senate.[1] From 1933 to 1934 he served as finance minister.[1] In 1934, he was appointed Egypt's ambassador to the United Kingdom.[1] Following his return to Egypt he was made commerce and communications minister and then war or defense minister.[1]

He was appointed by King Farouk to form a coalition cabinet in June 1940. He succeeded Ali Mahir Pasha as prime minister and served as the Prime Minister of Egypt from 28 June 1940 to 14 November 1940. He died on the floor of Parliament as he gave a speech accepting the Grand Cordon of Mohammed Ali, the highest honor Egypt can bestow.[2]

He was succeeded by Hussein Sirry Pasha.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. (1999). "Sabri, Hasan". Biographical Dictionary of Modern Egypt. Boulder, CO: L. Reinner. p. 172. Retrieved 20 October 2013.  via Questia (subscription required)
  2. Premier of Egypt Dies in Parliament; Sabry Pasha Collapses While Reading King's Message at the Opening Session. Monarch is at His Side. Government Leader had Just Received Country's Highest Honor From Farouk. New York Times
  3. (16 November 1940). Sirry Pasha to Head Egypt's Government; Italian Press Says that British Murdered Sabry Pasha. New York Times
Political offices
Preceded by
Ali Mahir Pasha
Prime Minister of Egypt
Succeeded by
Hussein Sirri Pasha

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