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

Timeline of History

People
History Topics
Religious History
Religious Intolerance

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.

Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

McClean v. Arkansas: Theologist Norman Geisler Testifies in Favor of Teaching Creationism
Julian the Apostate Enters Constantinople as Sole Emperor of Roman Empire
France's King Louis XVI is Put on Trial for Treason
Hitler Declares War on U.S.
Germany's Supreme Film Censorship Board Bans 'All's Quiet on the Western Front'

March History Calendar