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Battle Name : Heliopolis

Date(s) : 20 March 1800

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces [Army of the Orient] over Turkish Forces

Type of battle : Land


The ethos of the Mamelukes, Bedouin and Fellahin who made up the Turkish force was unsuited to 'modern' warfare as the French practiced it. Almost a quarter of the Turkish force was lost before the battle ended.


A town in northern Egypt 7 miles northeast of Cairo, Egypt. (Egypt)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Army of the Orient]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
600 (5.00%)

Turkish Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
9,000 (22.50%)