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Ahmed al-Jazzar (Arabic أحمد الجزار, lived 1720-1804) was the ruler of Acre and Galilee during Ottoman rule from 1775 till his death. He became famous in the world due to his defense of Acre against Napoleon Bonaparte's siege in 1799, when after several months of attacks Napoleon had to withdraw, and his entire campaign to conquer Egypt and the East finally failed. An acre is an English unit of area, which is also frequently used in the United States and some Commonwealth countries. ... Galilee (Arabic al-jaleel الجليل, Hebrew hagalil הגליל), meaning circuit, is a large area overlapping with much of the North District of Israel. ... Bonaparte as general Napoleon Bonaparte ( 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution and was the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from November 11, 1799 to May 18, 1804, then as Emperor of the French (Empereur des... 1799 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Line of succession

Preceded by:
Dhaher El-Omar
ruler of Galilee
17751804
Succeeded by:
Suleiman Pasha

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Beirut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1591 words)
One of these, Fakr ed-Din Maan II, fortified it early in the 17th century, but the Ottomans retook it in 1763 and thenceforth, with the help of Damascus, Beirut successfully broke Akko's monopoly on Syrian maritime trade and for a few years supplanted it as the main trading centre in the region.
During the succeeding epoch of rebellion against Ottoman hegemony at Akko under Jezzar and Abdullah pashas, Beirut declined to a small town (population about 10,000), fought over among the Druze, the Turks and the pashas.
After Ibrahim Pasha captured Akko in 1832, Beirut began its early modern revival.
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