- Akhnoukh Fanous
Akhnoukh Fanous (1856-1946) was a prominent
Coptic political figure of the early twentieth century. Fanous is best known for founding the Egyptian Partyin 1908, which consisted mainly of wealthy Copts. He also funded and organized the Coptic Conferencein 1911, held in Assiut, which advocated Coptic rights. In 1901, Akhnoukh Fanous received an honorary PhD in Law from the American University in Beirut. He was also one of the founders of the Egyptian University in 1908.Akhnoukh Fanous is the father of the famous political activist Ester Fanous.
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