Death of Saladin, Sons Fight Over Control of Empire

Death of Saladin, Sons Fight Over Control of Empire

Statue of Saladin in Damascus, Syria
Source: Godfried Warreyn

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Saladin ( al ad-D n Y suf ibn Ayy b) dies and his sons begin to fight over who will take control of the Ayyubid Empire which consists of Egypt, Palestine, Syria, and some of Iraq.

Saladin's death is probably what saves the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem from being quickly defeated and allows Christian rulers to remain a while longer.

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