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Nūr al-Dīn

(1118—1174)


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(1118–74)

Ruler of Syria (1146–74) who united Aleppo and Damascus and promoted a unified jihad against the crusaders and local Shias, staving off the siege of Damascus in 1148 and winning the battle of Banyas in 1157.

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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