Visual Timeline: Crusader States

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1090 CE - 1256 CE: The Assassins (aka Nizari Ismailis) occupy mountain castles in Syria, Iran and elsewhere.
1095 CE - 1102 CE: The First Crusade is formed to recapture Jerusalem for Christendom. It is successful in its primary aim.
1098 CE: Baldwin of Boulogne takes control of Edessa and the County of Edessa is formed, one of four Crusader-created states in the Levant.
1098 CE: The First Crusaders capture Antioch after an 8-month siege.
1099 CE: Jerusalem is captured during the First Crusade.
1099 CE: The Crusader state, the Kingdom of Jerusalem is created.
1101 CE: Caesarea is captured by the Crusaders.
1101 CE: Acre is captured by the Crusaders.
1119 CE: Foundation of the military order the Knights Templar.
1144 CE: The Knights Hospitaller acquire the castle of Krak des Chevaliers in Syria.
1144 CE: The Muslim Seljuk Turks, led by Imad ad-Din Zangi, capture Edessa.
1146 CE: Joscelin II's attempt to retake Edessa fails and the city is sacked by Nur ad-Din.
1147 CE - 1149 CE: The Second Crusade is launched to recapture Edessa for Christendom. It is not successful.
1147 CE: At Dorylaion a force of Muslim Seljuk Turks attacks an army led by Conrad III during the Second Crusade.
1149 CE: The Muslim Seljuk leader Nur al-Din captures Crusader-held Antioch.
1149 CE: A new Church of the Holy Sepulchre is completed in Jerusalem.
1150 CE: End of the County of Edessa.
1152 CE: Raymond II, the Count of Tripoli, is murdered by the Assassins.
1186 CE - 1192 CE: Guy of Lusignan reigns as king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
1187 CE: Saladin defeats the Franks army at the Battle of Hattin.
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.
1189 CE - 1191 CE: The siege of Acre during the Third Crusade.
1191 CE: Richard I of England captures Acre during the Third Crusade.
1192 CE: Conrad of Montferrat, king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, is murdered by the Assassins.
1202 CE - 1204 CE: The Fourth Crusade is formed to recapture Jerusalem for Christendom. Instead, the Crusaders attack Constantinople.
1203 CE: A small force of Crusader knights arrives in the Middle East during the Fourth Crusade.
1244 CE: An army of the Ayyubid dynasty defeats a large Latin army at the battle of La Forbie (Harbiya) in Gaza.
1247 CE: Al-Salih, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, captures Ascalon from the Franks.
1271 CE: Al-Zahir Baibars, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, captures the Knights Hospitaller castle of Krak des Chevaliers.
1291 CE: With the fall of Acre, the Crusader States, including the Kingdom of Jerusalem, are absorbed into the Mamluk Sultanate.
1291 CE: Acre, the last Christian stronghold in the Middle East, falls to the Mamluks.
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