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25/11/1177 The Battle of Montgisard


Battle of Montgisard, 1177

The Battle of Montgisard was fought between the Ayyubids and the Kingdom of Jerusalem. The 16-year-old King Baldwin IV, seriously afflicted by leprosy, led an out-numbered Christian force against the army of Saladin. The Muslim army was quickly routed and pursued twelve miles.
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