Alternative History
Kingdom of Alexandria
βασίλειο των Aλεξανδρηα
Timeline: Principia Moderni III (Map Game)
OTL equivalent: Egypt

Flag of the Mashriq.png al-Mashriq
1458 - 1533
Flag of Roman Egypt.png Roman Egypt
1560 - 1621
Flag of Aegypt.png Aegypt
Coat of arms
"There is nothing impossible to him who will try."
(and largest city)
Other cities Cairo, Giza
Official languages Bohairic Coptic
Regional languages Sahidic Coptic
Egyptian Arabic
Ethnic groups  Copts
Demonym Alexandrian
Religion Coptic Christianity
Government Constitutional Hereditary Monarchy
 -  King of Alexandria Grigorios I (1462-Present)
 -  Independence from Mashriq March 13, 1458 
 -  Annexed Sultanate of Egypt November 18, 1475 
 -  Independence from Rome MM DD, 1560 
 -  1620 census 6,000,000 
Currency Grigorian (Coptic Cmin.png)
Patron saint St. Mark the Evangelist

The Kingdom of Alexandria (Grecized Coptic: βασίλειο των Aλεξανδρηα) was a powerful Coptic kingdom located in Egypt. Starting around the city of Alexandria only after al-Mashriq collapsed, Alexandria ended up conquering all of Egypt and integrating all of Egypt into a consolidated trade empire that resulted from the Philadelphi Canal.

After many years of common culture and various aspects, Alexandria became a vassal to Rome. This relationship eventually ended when Muslims in Upper Egypt began to revolt, engulfing the region into civil war and then eventually reuniting in 1621 as Aegypt.


Independence Era

In 1457 ... Popular revolt in the Mashriq Sultanate lead to its demise. Alexandria, with help from many Christian nations was able to rise up as a Christian Kingdom. It officially formed on March 13, 1458 with the signing of a basic constitution that establishes the rights of the king. The first King was selected by a legislative electorate on March 13, 1462 after four years of a legislative council.

Reclamation of Egypt

See: Alexandria's Reclamation of Egypt

Alexandria's Reclamation of Egypt started in 1473 and ended with the toppling of the Sultanate of Egypt in 1475. For the next five years Alexandria organized 5 new provinces and one new territory.

Rebellion in 1499

Trading Power

Under Rome

Starts 1533

Second Independence Era

After 1560 freedom from Rome, civil war in 1564 to 1572 ...

Subdivisions,Vassals, and other states

Provinces are the main subdivision of Alexandria. As of 1469 only one exists and its borders match those of the Kingdom of Alexandria.

For Population and area estimates see: Territories of Alexandria


  • Alexandria
  • See: Judea
  • Red Sea Zone



No. Name Birth-Death Term Family/Line Titles Notes
R Legistlative Cabinet ~ 1458 - 1462 ~ ~ Selected Grigorios as 1st King, Established the King's Constitution
1 Grigorios of Alexandria 1443-Alive 1462-1503 Girguis King of Alexandria Selected as 1st King of Alexandria, Leader of Revolt
Kyriacos 1469-1500 Heir Apparent Girguis Crown Prince of Alexandria Died in Islamic Rebellion
2 Kaffa 1475- Alive 1503 - Current Girguis King of Ethiopia, Prince of Alexandria


Art and Architecture


The official language of Alexandria was Bohairic Coptic, a dialect of the ancient Coptic language that has persisted to be the primary language of Egypt following the Alexandrian War for Independence and the Reclamation of Egypt.

The language, which survived the Muslim occupations by being the liturgical language of Oriental Orthodox Christianity (including the Coptic church) and a common language among Copts, soon spread to become the language of Alexandria.

Traditionally, Coptic evolved from Demotic (itself derived from Egyptian hierogylphics) and Classical Greek.


See: See of St. Mark's and Religion

The Coptic Church is the de facto state religion of Alexandria and the surrounding region. The Coptic Church of Alexandria Diocese is headed by the Papnoute. In 1462, the Coptic Church formed the Diocese of Aiguptia to organize Christians of the Nile River delta in the former Egypt region of the Mashriq Sultanate both politically and religiously. 

Naval Jack of Alexandria

Navy and Merchants

Water, both rivers, oceans, and seas, defined the way of life in Alexandria, formed the basis of trade as well as the major metropolitan areas of Alexandria and Aiguptia.