General Augustin Daniel Belliard
Principle Square In Grand Cairo, With Murad Bey's Palace circa 1801
Statue by Willem Geefs at Rue Royale in Brussels
Portrait of General Hely-Hutchinson

Joined by a sizeable Ottoman force Hutchinson invested Cairo and on 27 June the surrounded 13,000-strong French garrison under General Augustin Daniel Belliard, out-manned and out-gunned then surrendered.

- Siege of Cairo

After string of British victories Beliard became trapped in Cairo was besieged by a combined British and Ottoman force culminating with Belliard's surrender on 22 June 1801.

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General Augustin Daniel Belliard

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Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign in the Ottoman territories of Egypt and Syria, proclaimed to defend French trade interests, to establish scientific enterprise in the region and ultimately to join the forces of Indian ruler Tipu Sultan and drive away the British from the Indian subcontinent.

Napoleon Bonaparte's campaign in the Ottoman territories of Egypt and Syria, proclaimed to defend French trade interests, to establish scientific enterprise in the region and ultimately to join the forces of Indian ruler Tipu Sultan and drive away the British from the Indian subcontinent.

Napoleon's arrival in Malta
Landing of Napoleon's troops in Egypt in July 1798
Kléber wounded in front of Alexandria, engraving by Adolphe-François Pannemaker
The capture of Alexandria, bas-relief on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
1803 map noting fleet anchor points and location of 17 battles: Carte physique et politique de la syrie pour servir a l'histoire des conquetes du general Bonaparte en Orient
The Battle of the Pyramids, Louis-François, Baron Lejeune, 1808
The Battle of the Nile: Destruction of L'Orient, August 1, 1798
Napoleon in Cairo, by Jean-Léon Gérôme, 19th century, Princeton University Art Museum
The skeleton of Napoleon's Arabian horse, Marengo, on display at the National Army Museum in London
"Tracé du théatre des opérations militaires" from E.L.F. Hauet's manuscripts of the Campaign in Egypt at the American University in Cairo
Revolt in Cairo
The uprising in Cairo. Napoleon extended amnesty to the leaders of the revolt in 1798.
Bonaparte and his chief of staff in Egypt, painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme, 1863
Map of campaigns in Egypt and Syria
Napoleon visiting the plague victims of Jaffa, by Antoine-Jean Gros
Battle of Mount Tabor against the Ottomans
The monument to Napoleon's soldiers at Stella Maris Monastery, Haifa
Bonaparte Before the Sphinx, (c. undefined 1868) by Jean-Léon Gérôme, Hearst Castle
Assassination of Kléber, painting in the Musée historique de Strasbourg
British victory over the French at the Battle of Alexandria in 1801
The Egyptian Expedition under the orders of Bonaparte, painting by Léon Cogniet, early 19th century
Battle at Nazareth (April 1799) by Gros
General Murat at the battle of Abukir (July 1799), where thousands of Ottoman soldiers drowned in the Nile
Battle of Heliopolis (March 1800)

Bonaparte was the commander, with subordinates including Thomas Alexandre Dumas, Kléber, Desaix, Berthier, Caffarelli, Lannes, Damas, Murat, Andréossy, Belliard, Menou, and Zajączek.

The Anglo-Ottomans then commenced their land offensive, the French were defeated by the British in the Battle of Alexandria on March 21, surrendered at Fort Julien in April and then Cairo fell in June.