Nur al-Din

   Successor to Zangi as atabeg (independent governor) of Aleppo and Edessa (qq.v.) from 1146-1174. He succeeded to Zangi's determination to unite Muslim Syria (q.v.), which he did by taking advantage of the failure of the Second Crusade (q.v.) to conquer Damascus (q.v.) in 1154. This united Muslim Syria (qq.v.) against the Crusaders. The intervention of Manuel I Komnenos (q.v.) in Syria from 1158-1176 neutralized this threat, but it reappeared in 1168, when Nur al-Din's Kurdish general Shirkuh conquered Egypt (q.v.), drawing the noose around the Crusader states even tighter. Shirkuh's nephew Saladin (q.v.) tightened that noose in 1187 at the battle of Hattin (q.v.).

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