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Battle of the Horns of Hattin The Battle of the Horns of Hattin occurred on July and resulted in the almost complete annihilat.

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House of Lusignan Guy de Lusignan and Saladin ~ Saladin en Guy de Lusignan 1625 painting by Jan Lievens

The Muslim armies under Saladin captured or killed the vast majority of the Crusader forces, removing their capability to wage war. As a direct result of the battle, Islamic forces once again became the eminent military power in the Holy Land, re-conquering Jerusalem and several other Crusader-held cities. These Christian defeats prompted the Third Crusade, which began two years after the Battle of Hattin.

Our story begins at the time of the Battle of Hattin in You can click through to the Wiki on this decisive battle between the European crusaders (including the Templar Knights) and the Muslim forces under Saladin.

The battle of HATTIN

The battle of HATTIN

An illustration of the Battle of Hattin from a medieval manuscript.

The Crusades: The Battle Of Hattin

mediumaevum: “Miniature of the Battle of Hattin Bibliothèque Nationale FR. Sebastian Mamerot, Les Passages fait Outremer, vers 1490 ***Virtually the entire Kingdom of Jerusalem passed.

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1187: Battle of Horns of Hattin; Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army                                                                                                                                                     More

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Battle of Horns of Hattin; Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, destroys Jerusalem's crusader army

1187 CE (Oct 29) - Pope Gregory VIII calls for a third Crusade in a Bull-the Crusading encyclical Audita Tremendi.Audita tremendi was a papal bull issued by Pope Gregory VIII on October 29, 1187, calling for the Third Crusade.  It was issued just days after Gregory had succeeded Urban III as pope, in response to the defeat of the Kingdom of Jerusalem at the Battle of Hattin on July 4 of 1187. Jerusalem itself had fallen to Saladin on October 2...

1187 CE (Oct 29) - Pope Gregory VIII calls for a third Crusade in a Bull-the Crusading encyclical Audita Tremendi.Audita tremendi was a papal bull issued by Pope Gregory VIII on October 29, 1187, calling for the Third Crusade. It was issued just days after Gregory had succeeded Urban III as pope, in response to the defeat of the Kingdom of Jerusalem at the Battle of Hattin on July 4 of 1187. Jerusalem itself had fallen to Saladin on October 2...

Guy de Lusignan - the man who lost the Kingdom of Jerusalem by leading the Christian army to an unnecessary at the Battle of Hattin in 1187.

Guy de Lusignan - the man who lost the Kingdom of Jerusalem by leading the Christian army to an unnecessary at the Battle of Hattin in

After the Templars were involved in several unsuccessful campaigns, including the pivotal Battle of the Horns of Hattin, Jerusalem was recaptured by Muslim forces under Saladin in 1187.

After the Templars were involved in several unsuccessful campaigns, including the pivotal Battle of the Horns of Hattin, Jerusalem was recaptured by Muslim forces under Saladin in