Death of Baibars, Mamluk Sultan of Egypt, Victor Over the Seventh Crusade

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Baibars (al-Malik al-Zahir Rukn al-Din Baibars al-Bunduqdari), Mamluk Sultan of Egypt, dies in Damascus, Syria. Baibars has become famous for being one of the main Muslim leaders who defeated the Seventh Crusade of King Louis IX of France.

Baibars also led the Egyptian army at the Battle of Ain Jalut in 1260, the first significant defeat of the Mongol forces and an important turning point in world history.

Baibars was largely responsible for uniting Egypt with Syria and getting rid of the Crusaders from the Middle East.

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