Battle of Constantine

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Siege of Constantine
Part of French conquest of Algeria
The failed French attack against Constantine, Algeria
Date21 November 1836 - 24 November 1836
Result Algerian victory
France France

Algerian Resistance

Drapeau Ahmed Bey de Constantine.svg Beylek of Constantine (east)
Commanders and leaders

Bertrand Clausel
Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours
Camille Alphonse Trézel

Alexandre-Gaultier de Rigny
Ahmed Bey
Ali ben Aissa
8,040 1,500
Casualties and losses
1,453 deaths, 304 wounded Unknown, but low

The aim of the 1836 Battle of Constantine was to conquer the Algerian city of Constantine; the attack was a French failure.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Historical Dictionary of Algeria - Phillip C. Naylor Citation
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of African History: A - G.. 1 Citation
  3. ^ North Africa, Revised Edition: A History from Antiquity to the Present - Phillip C. Naylor Citation

Coordinates: 36°17′00″N 6°37′00″E / 36.2833°N 6.6167°E / 36.2833; 6.6167