N & E
Napoléon & Empire
Battle of Heliopolis
Date and place
March 20th, 1800 near the ruins of Heliopolis, ten miles from Cairo at that time, nowadays included into the city.
French army (nearly 11,000 men) under the command of General Jean-Baptiste Kléber
Turkish army (40,000 to 80,000 men according to various sources) under Nassif Pasha and Grand Vizier Kör Yusuf Ziyaüddin Pasha.
Casualties and losses
French army: 600 to 800 killed or wounded.
Turkish army: 8,000 to 9,000 killed, wounded or prisoners.
"The Battle of Heliopolis", engraving by Edme Bovinet (1767-1832), watercolor by Louis François Couché (1782-1849)
Heliopolis was the last victory of the French army in Egypt.
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