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6 Facts About Saladin

  1. Saladin, pronounced Salah al-Din in Arabic, was a Kurd born in Tikrit, Iraq in 1137. In 1174 he became Sultan of both Egypt and Syria after the death of Nur ad-Din, who was once Saladin’s political rival and once-mentor.
  2. Following a year long truce with the Crusaders, on July 4, 1178 Saladin defeated the Crusaders at the Battle of Hattin.
  3. During this battle Saladin captured the King of Jerusalem Guy de Lusignan.
  4. The fall of Jerusalem led to the calling of the Third Crusade, and soon Saladin’s famous rival Richard I of England was on his way to the Holy Land along with the King of France and the Hly Roman Emperor. The armies of Richard and Saladin soon fought several times and the two leaders had a great respect for each other. Before Richard surrounded the city, Saladin burnt all the crops in the fields outside of the city walls so Richard and his army would have no food.
  5. Eventually Richard realized that even if he did capture Jerusalem, he would not be able to defend it against Saladin, so in 1192 the two kings agreed to a truce. Saladin would remian in control of Jerusalem, so long as he allowed safe passage to and from the city for Christian pilgrims.
  6. The following year, in the city of Damascas in Syria, Saladin passed away on March 4. When his advisors opened his treasury there was not enough money to even bury the great Sultan, he had long since given nearly everything away to charity.

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6 Facts About Alexander The Great

  1. Alexander was tutored by Leonidas of Epirus (not Leonidas, king of Sparta) and the great Greek philosopher Aristotle.
  2. Alexander the Great had three wives: Roxane, Statiera, and Parysatis.
  3. Alexander never loses in a single battle.
  4. Aristotle educated Alexander and his companions in medicine, philosophy, morals, religion, logic and art.
  5. Alexander had two sons, Alexander IV of Macedon of Roxana and Heracles of Macedon from Barsine. Both children were killed before they reached adulthood. He lost another child when Roxana miscarried at Hydaspes.
  6. Alexandra Bucephalus was a city founded in 326 BCE by Alexander the Great and named in honor of his beloved horse, Bucephalus.

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5 Facts About The Hilton Hotels

  1. Portfolio includes more than 540 hotels and resort.
  2. Serves more than 78 countries across six continents.
  3. More than 193,232 guest rooms.
  4. More than 144,000 Team Members.
  5. Flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide.

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6 Large Candies That You’ll Crave

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  1. World’s Largest Gummy Bear Is 5lbs: Amazon Link
  2. World’s Largest Startburst Bag is 54Oz: Amazon Link
  3. World’s Largest Twizzlers Box Is 5lbs: Amazon Link
  4. World’s Largest JawBreaker Is 2.25″ In Diameter: Amazon Link
  5. World’s Largest Chocolate Bar(Hersheys) Is 5lbs: Amazon Link
  6. World’s Longest Gummy Worm Is 2 Feet: Amazon Link

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6 Facts About The Queen Of England

  1. The Queen learnt to drive in 1945 when she joined the Army.
  2. The Queen was a Girl Guide (1937) and Sea Ranger (1943).
  3. The Queen sent a message of congratulations to Apollo 11 astronauts for the first moon landing on the 21st July,1969. The message was micro-filmed and deposited on the moon in a metal container.
  4. Since 1952, The Queen has conferred over 387,700 honours and awards.
  5. The Queen has received over 3 million items of correspondence during her reign.
  6. The Queen is patron of more than 620 charities and organisations.

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