Visual Timeline: Seventh Crusade
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1244 CE: An army of the Ayyubid dynasty defeats a large Latin army at the battle of La Forbie (Harbiya) in Gaza.
1244 CE: Louis IX, king of France, takes up the cross and vows to embark on a Crusade.
1245 CE - 1249 CE: Al-Salih is the Sultan of Egypt and Syria, leader of the Ayyubid Dynasty.
1247 CE: Al-Salih, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, captures Ascalon from the Franks.
1248 CE - 1254 CE: The Seventh Crusade is formed to attack Muslim-held cities in North Africa and Egypt. Led by Louis IX, it is not successful.
1248 CE: The army of the Seventh Crusade sets sail for Egypt from Aigues Mortes in Southern France.
1249 CE: The army of the Seventh Crusade lands in Egypt.
1249 CE: The army of the Seventh Crusade captures Damietta in Egypt.
1249 CE: The army of the Seventh Crusade marches from Damietta to Cairo.
1250 CE: The army of the Seventh Crusade is defeated at Mansourah. Louis IX is captured.
1250 CE: Louis IX, leader of the Seventh Crusade, is released by his captors, the Ayyubid Dynasty.