Friday, July 24, 2015

Fact of the Day: Saladin

The Sultan and military leader known as Saladin was a major figure in the Third Crusade. Despite successfully stopping Christian invaders, he was well admired by friend and foe alike. When he died, he had gave away his entire fortune to his poor subjects. Which left nothing for his funeral. 

11 comments:

Huggybear said...

Interesting bloke!
I wonder what he would think of the disarray in that region now,as
he was of the Kurdish tribe.
Apparently Mosel was a thorn in his side even back then - funny how
history can repeat itself???
B J Hunnicut M.A.S.H 4077

Pat Hatt said...

Meh, when we're dead who needs money for a funeral

Beate said...

Sounds like he was an amazing man! :)

Margaret D said...

That was very kind of him then.

Christine said...

Good leader!

stephen Hayes said...

He seems to have been an exemplary leader.

The Happy Whisk said...

I never knew that.

DEZMOND said...

his character was memorable in KINGDOM OF HEAVEN too

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That's very generous!

Moscow Blogger said...

so many interesting details)

bj said...

Generous to a fault....wonder wh0 had to pay for his funeral....