Salah ul-Din Ayubi (Saladin Ayyubid)

Better known in the Western world as Saladin (1137/1138 – 4 March 1193), was the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria and the founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. A Muslim of Kurdish origin, Saladin led the Muslim opposition to the European Crusaders in the Levant. At the height of his power, his sultanate included Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, Hejaz, Yemen and other parts of North Africa.

He is credited with defeating the Crusaders at the decisive Battle of Hattin in 1187, leading the way to the Muslims' re-capture of Palestine from Crusaders who had conquered it 88 years earlier.

Saladin is credited with building or renovating a dome at .

Date Landscape Notes Reference
1137–1193 CE Artistic representation of Salah ul-Din Yusuf bin Ayyub (Saladin). Wikipedia
c. 1195 CE Mausoleum of Saladin Modern day view of the Saladin's mausoleum. N/A
Last Updated: June 27, 2015
Top