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Born in 1840 / Died in 1902 / Egypt / Hebrew


Aisha Taymur  was a notable Egyptian social activist,[1] as well as a poet and novelist.[1] She was active in the field of women's rights. Aisha was born to a literary family and had a sibling, who was a researcher and novelist, Ahmed Pasha Taymur. She also had two nephews: Mohammad Taymur, a playwright and Mahmoud Taymur, a novelist. Aisha's father was of a Kurdish origin[1] and was a member of the royal entourage. He always wanted to provide his daughter with adequate education. Aisha got married when she was 14 and left with her husband to Istanbul. But after he died, she returned to Egypt. Her poems mourning her daughter are the best in that genre in modern times