The Assassins Timeline

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  • c. 1090 - c. 1256
    The Assassins (aka Nizari Ismailis) occupy mountain castles in Syria, Iran and elsewhere.
  • 1090
    The Assassins occupy Alamut castle in Iran.
  • 14 Oct 1092
    The vizier of Baghdad, Nizam al-Mulk, is murdered by the Assassins.
  • 2 Oct 1113
    Maudud, the atabeg of Mosul, is murdered in Damascus, most likely by the Assassins.
  • c. 1141
    The Assassins occupy Masyaf castle in Syria.
  • 1152
    Raymond II, the Count of Tripoli, is murdered by the Assassins.
  • 1169 - 1193
    Sheikh Rashid al-Din Sinan is leader of the Assassins.
  • 1175
    An attempt by 13 members of the Assassins to murder Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, fails.
  • 1176
    A second attempt by the Assassins on the life of Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, fails.
  • 28 Apr 1192
    Conrad of Montferrat, king of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, is murdered by the Assassins.
  • 1256
    The Mongols defeat the Ismailis (aka the Assassins) in Persia.