Saladin

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Cristofano dell'Altissimo
published on 29 August 2018

A painting of Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt and Syria (r. 1174-1193 CE) who shocked the western world by defeating a western army at the Battle of Hattin and then capturing Jerusalem in 1187 CE. (Painting by Cristofano dell'Altissimo, c. 1525-1605 CE, Uffizi Gallery, Florence)

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