Franco-Trarzan War of 1825

The Franco-Trarzan War of 1825 was a conflict between the forces of the new emir of Trarza, Muhammad al Habib, and France, ruled at the time by Charles X and the ultra comte de Villèle. In 1825, Muhammad attempted to establish control over the French-protected Waalo Kingdom, then located south of the Senegal River, by marrying the heiress to the kingdom. The French responded by sending a large expeditionary force that crushed Muhammad's army. The war incited the French to expand to the north of the Senegal River.

Franco-Trarzan War of 1825
Date1825
Location
Result French victory
Belligerents
Pavillon royal de France.svg Kingdom of France Emirate of Trarza
Commanders and leaders
Pavillon royal de France.svg Charles X Muhammad al Habib

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