Mamluk Sultanate

Eighth Crusade
Battle of Tunis ©Jean Fouquet
1270 Jan 1

Eighth Crusade

Tunis, Tunisia

The Eighth Crusade was a crusade launched by Louis IX of France against the Hafsid dynasty in 1270. The crusade is considered a failure as Louis died shortly after arriving on the shores of Tunisia, with his disease-ridden army dispersing back to Europe soon afterwards. After hearing of the death of Louis and the evacuation of the crusaders from Tunis, Sultan Baibars of Egypt cancelled his plan to send Egyptian troops to fight Louis in Tunis.

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