Ahmed Orabi was an Egyptian army general (a.k.a. Ahmed Orabi, Orabi Pasha, Ahmed Oreabi, Ahmed Pasha). He was also a nationalist who stood up and stayed true to his word. In 1879, Ahmed Orabi led a revolt against Tewfik Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan. The revolt was finally crushed in 1882, when the Khedive asked Britain to invade and take control. Unfortunately, Ahmed Orabi's efforts were crushed because Egypt didn't get their own power, they were still being ruled by a dominating power, whether it was the British or the Khedive, Tewfik Pasha. Although he only played a small role in the revolt (as winning and conquering over the British and the Khedive) he was the first national/ political/ military leader to go from being a fellahin to having a bigger role in society. That was a huge deal then, as well as now, because in some places in the world, social caste systems are still in place, like India. So back then, Ahmed Orabi was a pretty big deal, and people followed and respected him, which allowed him for more support against the Khedive and the British. I think it's okay that they lost, since he still had his fame of moving from being a fellahin to being a military officer and being educated.