A Timeline of Saladin's Life

Events

Saladin is born in Tikrit, Iraq

1137

He was born as An-Nasir Salah ad Din Yusuf ibn Ayyoub in Tikirt, Iraq

King Louis VI of France dies

August 1, 1137

Saladin receives his early education in Baalbek and Damascus, Syria

Approx. 1138 - 1146

Earthquake in Aleppo, Syria, kills an estimated 230,000 people

October 11, 1138

The Second Crusade

1147 - 1149

Crusaders attack Damascus

July 23, 1148 - July 29, 1148

King Louis VII lays siege to Damascus

July 24, 1148

Crusaders abandon siege on Damascus

July 29, 1148

King Henry II of England is crowned

December 19, 1154

Saladin established the ayyoubi dynasty in the middle east

1169

Saladin dies in Damascus, Syria

March 4, 1193