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Salāḥ ud-Dīn

Salāḥ ud-Dīn or Saladin (1138–93 (AH 532–89)). A Kurdish soldier who recaptured Jerusalem from the crusaders. By 1187 (AH 583) he had captured Jerusalem, but he did not succeed in expelling them from their last stronghold in Tyre. Salāḥ ud-Dīn earned a reputation for chivalry which long outlasted his political empire.

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