Saladin is a campaign in Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings. The campaign is based on the exploits of An-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, called Saladin by Europeans (1137 – March 4, 1193), who founded the Ayyubid dynasty of Egypt and Syria and led the Muslims to recover Jerusalem from the Western Crusaders who had held it for almost a century. Saladin is a cavalry hero in Age of Empires ...
Crusades, military expeditions, beginning in the late 11th century, that were organized by western European Christians in response to centuries of Muslim wars of expansion. The Crusades took place from 1095 until the 16th century, when the advent of Protestantism led to the decline of papal authority.
The Crusades were a series of religious wars between Christians and Muslims. The eight big crusade expeditions occurred between 1096 and 1291, mostly in the Middle East. The crusades started as a fight for control over the Holy Land. This is the land now called Israel.
Saladin officially controls Egypt and Damascus, Aleppo and Mosul: July 4, 1187: Saladin defeats Frankish Crusaders at the Battle of Hattin: October 2, 1187: Saladin retakes Jerusalem and lands under Frankish control; Franks retain only cities of Tyre, Tripoli, and Antioch: 1189 – 1192
Saladin besieges the Knights Hospitaller castle of Krak des Chevaliers but withdraws to meet the Third Crusade. 1189 - 1192 The Third Crusade is formed with the aim of recapturing Jerusalem for Christendom.
Later Crusades Successive crusades were launched to the Holy Land. The knight Jean d’Alluye traveled to the Holy Land around 1240, but the circumstances of his voyage are not known . The Seventh and Eighth Crusades, in 1248 and 1270, were sponsored by Louis IX, who died in Tunisia (54.1.2; 37.173.3).
Saladin voulait s’emparer de la ville, mais les assiégés refusaient de quitter leur ville sainte, jurant de la détruire dans un combat à mort plutôt que de la concéder pacifiquement. C’est ainsi que commença le siège de Jérusalem . L’armée de Saladin faisait face à la tour de David et à la porte de Damas.