Visual Timeline: Battle of Hattin
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1174 CE - 1193 CE: Reign of Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty.
1187 CE: Saladin defeats the Franks army at the Battle of Hattin.
1187 CE: Saladin captures Jerusalem.
1189 CE - 1192 CE: The Third Crusade is formed with the aim of recapturing Jerusalem for Christendom. Although some cities were recaptured, Jerusalem was not one of them.