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The Battle of Hattin ©HistoryMarche
1187 Jul 3

Battle of Hattin

The Battle of Hattin

The Muslim armies under Saladin captured or killed the vast majority of the Crusader forces, removing their capability to wage war. As a direct result of the battle, Muslims once again became the eminent military power in the Holy Land, re-conquering Jerusalem and many of the other Crusader-held cities. These Christian defeats prompted the Third Crusade, which began two years after the Battle of Hattin. Pope Urban III is said to have collapsed and died (October 1187) upon hearing the news of the Battle of Hattin.