salāh-ed-dīn yūsuf ibn ayyūb

Saladin

[sal-uh-din]
noun
(Salāh-ed-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb) 1137–93, sultan of Egypt and Syria 1175–93: opponent of Crusaders.
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Saladin (ˈsælədɪn)
 
n
Arabic name Salah-ed-Din Yusuf ibn-Ayyub. ?1137--93, sultan of Egypt and Syria and opponent of the Crusaders. He defeated the Christians near Tiberias (1187) and captured Acre, Jerusalem, and Ashkelon. He fought against Richard I of England and Philip II of France during the Third Crusade (1189--92)

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Saladin [(sal-uh-din)]

A Kurdish general who conquered Egypt and Syria in the twelfth century. His capture of Jerusalem precipitated a crusade.

Note: Saladin became legendary for both his military genius and his generosity.
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