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French colonial conquests
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La prise de Constantine by Horace Vernet
Date1827–1830–1857 [1][2]
Location
Regency of Algiers, present-day Algeria
Result

French victory

Pacification of Algeria
Belligerents
France Kingdom of France

 Ottoman Empire

  • Regency of Algiers

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Kel Ahaggar
Commanders and leaders

France Count de Ghaisnes de Bourmont

  • Bertrand Clausel
  • Baron Berthezène
  • Duke of Rovigo
  • Baron Voirol
  • Comte d'Erlon
  • Comte de Damrémont 
  • Sylvain Charles Valée
  • Brock-Curtis Robert Carik
Strength
Invasion force : 34,000 troops
83 guns
100 warships,
including 11 ships-of-the-line
572 hired merchantmen[3]

Ultimately: 160,000 troops[4]
Unknown
Casualties and losses

92,329 soldiers dead in the hospital and 3,336 killed in battle (1830-51)[5][6]

In all, French estimates showed that between 1830 and 1851, 3,336 men were killed in battle, and 92,329 died in hospital.[7]
Unknown [8][9][10][11]
Algerian deaths: estimated as high as 825,000[5][12][13][14]

The French Colonial Wars were a series of conflicts involving France and its conquered colonies and other surrounding nations

References[edit]

  1. Imperial Identities: Stereotyping, Prejudice and Race in Colonial Algeria - Patricia M. E. Lorcin [1]
  2. "The conquest was completed when the French defeated the independent Berber confederacies in the Kabylia in 1857" [2]
  3. A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle ... , by Spencer C. Tucker, 2009 p. 1154
  4. A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle ... , by Spencer C. Tucker, 2009 p. 1167
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistics of Wars, Oppressions and Atrocities of the Nineteenth Century (the 1800s). Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  6. Taking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions, John Foran p94 [3]
  7. "Taking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions, John Foran p94" Taking Power: On the Origins of Third World Revolutions ... - John Foran p94 [4]
  8. Kamel Kateb, Européens, "indigènes" et juifs en Algérie (1830-1962) : représentations et réalités des populations, INED, 2001, 386 p. [5]
  9. Diana K. DAVIS, Les mythes environnementaux de la colonisation française au Maghreb, Paris, Editions Champ Vallon, 2007
  10. Bertrand Taithe, The 1866-1868 Famine in Algeria
  11. Pour en finir avec la repentance coloniale, Daniel Lefeuvre
  12. Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization: From Christopher Columbus to Osama bin Laden. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  13. A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  14. Popular Politics in the Making of the Modern Middle East. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png



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