Balian of Ibelin — The Man Who Defended Jerusalem Against Saladin

A loyal Crusader knight, a master statesman, and a cunning politician

Balian of Ibalin (Source)

Background

Balian, the third son of the first Baron of Ibelin and Helvis of Ramla, was born in 1150 in the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His father died the same year Balian was born and his mother…

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