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Battle Name : Quena

Date(s) : 03 April 1799

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

Outcome : A victory for Egyptian Forces over French Forces

Type of battle : Land


A tiny action but important for the message it sent to the French. The Nile cruiser L'Italie with crew, 200 soldiers and 300 sick and wounded was attacked by 2,000 Egyptian infantry all of the French were killed.


A village on the river Nile near Thebes.

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
700 (100.00%)

Egyptian Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
0 (0.00%)