Seventh Crusade Timeline

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