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.
did show his prowess, however, by avoiding General
Desaix's troops as they chased him around Upper Egypt.
1800, he made peace with the new French commander, General
Kleber, to garrison Cairo but died of the plague on his journey