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Battle of Abukir (or Aboukir)

Date and place

  • July 25th, 1799 at Abukir peninsula, on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, twenty-three kilometers northwest of Alexandria.

Involved forces

  • French army (11,000 men) under General Napoleon Bonaparte. 
  • Turkish army (18,000 men) under Seid Mustafa Pasha. 

Casualties and losses

  • French army: 100 to 150 killed, 500 to 700 injured. 
  • Turkish armyn: 2,000 killed or wounded, ten thousand drowned, 3,000 prisoners. 

Map of the battle of Abukir (or Aboukir)

Napoleonic Battles - Map of the battle of Abukir (or Aboukir)

Picture - "Battle of Abukir, July 25th, 1799". Painted 1806 by Antoine-Jean Gros.

Napoleonic Battles - Picture of the battle of Abukir (or Aboukir) -

Photos Credits

  Photos by Lionel A. Bouchon.
  Photos by Marie-Albe Grau.
  Photos by Floriane Grau.
  Photos by Michèle Grau-Ghelardi.
  Photos by Didier Grau.
  Photos made by people outside the Napoleon & Empire association.