Visual Timeline: Krak Des Chevaliers
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1144 CE: The Knights Hospitaller acquire the castle of Krak des Chevaliers in Syria.
1188 CE: Saladin besieges the Knights Hospitaller castle of Krak des Chevaliers but withdraws to meet the Third Crusade.
1202 CE: An earthquake damages the castle of Krak des Chevaliers in Syria which is then rebuilt and enlarged by the Knights Hospitaller.
1271 CE: Al-Zahir Baibars, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, captures the Knights Hospitaller castle of Krak des Chevaliers.