Saladin `the Great' (Sultan) of EGYPT, etc.

     aka Yusuf (Yousuf) `Salah-al-Din' ibn AYYUB (the WALIULLAH); renowned for acts of charity, chivalry, and ruthlessness

    External page: Omitted from Michael Hart's 100 Most Influential List but ranked #76 in Pantheon's list
    Note: Vizier and de-facto ruler of Egypt, proclaimed Sultan 1174, declared independence from Seljuk empire, conquered much of North Africa and southern Arabia, assumed control of Syria, defeated by Baldwin IV at Battle of Montgisard 1177, waged war, destroyed Crusader Army at Battle of Hattin 4 July 1187, captured Jerusalem prompting Third Crusade, showed amazing chivalry, replacing Richard Lion-Hearted's horse when it fell. Crusade concluded by the Treaty of Ramla 1192 with Saladin permitting Christian pilgrimages to Jerusalem

     Born:  Tikrit abt. 1138    Died:  4 Mar 1193

Poss. HRH Charles's 30-Great Grandfather.       Poss. Louis XVII's 24-Great Grandfather.       Poss. HM Manuel II's 28-Great Grandfather.

 Wife/Partner:       Queen of Damascus (widow of Nur ad-Din)
 Child:       Ghiyath-ed-din al-ZAHIR (Sultan/Governor) of ALEPPO
/-- Shadhi ibn MARWAN of AJDANAKAN
/-- Najm ad-Din Ayyub (Job) of AJDANAKAN  (1193? - 1173)
- Saladin `the Great' (Sultan) of EGYPT, etc.
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  His (poss.) 2-Great Grandchild:       Djigda KHANUM
  His (poss.) 6-Great Grandchildren:       Andronik BAGRATIONI   ;   Djiadjak JAQELI of SAMATZKHE   ;   David IX (VII; King) of GEORGIA   ;   Basil (I) COMNENUS

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