a gift from the khedive of eygpt

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a gift from the khedive of eygpt

Post by Balrog » 04 Sep 2003 18:36

a few years ago, i was looking at a book of photograghs dealing with the hapsburg empire. in it was a photo of a little black boy playing chess with one of the hapsburg arch duchesses. they both look to be about 10 or 11. the caption explained that the little boy had been a "gift" from the khedive of eygpt to the hapsburg family to be some kind of playmate to the imperial family. the caption said that when he was older he returned to his homeland.

i know this seems a far fetched story, but the book is real and the photograph is real. does anyone know any details of this story?

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Post by hauptmannn » 08 Sep 2003 11:59

where did you get that?

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Post by hauptmannn » 08 Sep 2003 12:00

where did you get that ,

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Post by Balrog » 08 Sep 2003 15:16

from a book of photos. the book only contained a caption concerning this peticular photo. i have never been able to find out anything about this. so, i thought this would be the best place to ask.

one of my professors in college had the book. the last i heard he had retired.
i have no access to this book, i don't even remember its title.

i know this is an extremely long shot, but many people on this forum have a lot of information.

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Post by Peter H » 22 Sep 2003 13:41

More on the Austro-Hungarian connection in Egypt.Was it a servant of the Khedive himself who was a student in Vienna?:

http://www.egy.com/community/96-04-13.shtml

As well a 'Pasha' Slatin served in the Sudan Wars and stayed on in the Egyptain Army as well.

http://29.1911encyclopedia.org/S/SL/SLA ... RL_VON.htm

Slatin resigned his position in 1914 and returned to Vienna.

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