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Battle Name : Aboukir

Date(s) : 08 March 1801

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the Second Coalition ,

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

Type of battle : Land


General Menou, the French commander in Egypt, aware that the British had landed sent General Friant with an inadequate force to oppose them. The French were defeated and lost 8 of their 15 guns.


A fort on the Egyptian coast of the Mediterranean sea about 13 miles northeast of Alexandria. (Egypt)

Casualty figures

French Forces [Army of the Orient]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
350 (19.44%)

British Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
652 (8.15%)