Saladin was the son of a Kurdish military man who was Governor of Damascus, Saladin fought for control of Egypt against the Christians who aided Egypt. Saladin eventually became the Sultan of both Egypt and Syria. Saladin conquered Jerusalem in 1187 from the Christians who through the Crusade had gained control. History remembers Saladin as having many admirable qualities, including honor, devotion, kindness and a reputation as "the ideal knight".
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