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The legendary Salah al-Din Yusuf al-Ayyubi (1138-1193), called Saladin in Europe, became the sultan of Egypt in 1171 and lateron, in 1174, also the sultan of Syria. He reunited the Arab world and resumed the holy war. He conquered Jerusalem in 1187 and withstood the attacks of the Christians during the third crusade.

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