Third Crusade Timeline

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1170 CE 1180 CE 1190 CE  
 
 
1174 CE - 1193 CE: Reign of Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty.
 
 
1187 CE: Saladin captures Jerusalem.
 
 
1187 CE: Pope Gregory VIII calls for the Third Crusade to recapture Jerusalem.
 
 
1187 CE: Saldin defeats the Franks army at the battle of Hattin
 
 
1189 CE - 1192 CE: The Third Crusade is formed with the aim of recapturing Jerusalem for Christendom. Although some cities were recaptured, Jerusalem was not one of them.
 
 
1189 CE - 1191 CE: The siege of Acre during the Third Crusade.
 
 
1189 CE: Guy of Lusignan leads a force from Tyre to attack Acre.
 
 
1189 CE: A small force of Crusaders is the first army to arrive from Europe at the siege of Acre.
 
 
1190 CE: A force of Crusaders under the command of Henry of Champagne arrives at the siege of Acre.
 
 
1190 CE: A force of German crusaders under the command of Duke Leopold of Austria arrives at the siege of Acre.
 
1190 CE: Frederick I Barbarossa, Holy Roman Emperor, drowns in the Seraph River in Cilicia on his way to the Middle East during the Third Crusade.
 
 
1190 CE: Teutonic knights establish a field hospital at Acre during the Third Crusade.
 
 
1190 CE: Richard I captures Messina on Sicily during the Third Crusade.
 
 
1191 CE: Richard I captures Cyprus during the Third Crusade.
 
 
1191 CE: The Crusader armies of Philip II of France and Richard I of England arrive at the siege of Acre.
 
 
1191 CE: Richard I captures Acre during the Third Crusade.
 
 
1191 CE: Philip II leaves Acre and returns to France during the Third Crusade.
 
 
1191 CE: Richard I of England orders the execution of 2,500 Muslim prisoners after the siege of Acre during the Third Crusade.
 
 
1191 CE: Richard I defeats Saladin’s army at Arsuf during the Third Crusade.
 
 
1192 CE: The Crusader army led by Richard I of England arrives within sight of Jerusalem but decides not to attack for fear of a counter-attack by Saladin.
 
 
1192 CE: Saladin takes Jaffa during the Third Crusade.
 
 
1192 CE: Richard I of England retakes Jaffa from Saladin during the Third Crusade.
 
 
1192 CE: Richard I, returning home from the Third Crusade is shipwrecked and eventually imprisoned by the German emperor Henry VI.
 
 
1193 CE: Death of Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1170 CE 1180 CE 1190 CE

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