Murad Bey

Mameluke leader

Joint leader of Egypt's ruling Mamelukes, Murad Bey was a powerful military figure but up against the professional veterans of France, under the brilliant command of Napoleon Bonaparte, he found himself outclassed and defeated at the Battle of the Pyramids.

Murad did show his prowess, however, by avoiding General Desaix's troops as they chased him around Upper Egypt.

In 1800, he made peace with the new French commander, General Kleber, to garrison Cairo but died of the plague on his journey there.


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