Saladin 1137 (?) - 1193
Statue of Saladin
in Damascus, Syria.
Saladin is short for Salah al-Din
Yusuf ibn Ayyub, which means many things in Arabic, namely:
Righteousness of the Faith, Joseph, Son of Job.
Saladin was born in 1137 or 1138 and
died 1193 in Damascus, which is today your Syria. He was sultan over
Egypt, Syria, Yemen, and Palestine.
A Muslim, Saladin fought against
Here is a great picture of
Richard the Lionheart and Saladin
picking flowers together during the Battle of Arsur (Arsuf).
Battle Action - The Battle of Arsur
Saladin's greatest success was the
re-capture of Jerusalem in 1187.
Everybody seems to agree that Saladin was a generous man.