Ibrahim was the eldest adopted or birth son (sources disagree) of Muhammad 'Ali Pasha, viceroy of Egypt, from a dynasty of Albanian and Turkish origins.
In 1805 he was made governor of Cairo, in 1810 controller of land revenue and in 1833 governor-general of Syria and Adana. From 1816 to 1839 he was a renowned military leader. When his father became senile Ibrahim was appointed viceroy of Egypt, but he himself died only 40 days later, before his father.
To see local Adoption resources, please select a location (U.S. only):
Note: Our authors are dedicated to honest, engaged, informed, intelligent, and open conversation about adoption. The opinions expressed here may not reflect the views of Adoption.com.