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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1188 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1188
Ab urbe condita1941
Armenian calendar637
Assyrian calendar5938
Balinese saka calendar1109–1110
Bengali calendar595
Berber calendar2138
English Regnal year34 Hen. 2 – 35 Hen. 2
Buddhist calendar1732
Burmese calendar550
Byzantine calendar6696–6697
Chinese calendar丁未年 (Fire Goat)
3884 or 3824
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
3885 or 3825
Coptic calendar904–905
Discordian calendar2354
Ethiopian calendar1180–1181
Hebrew calendar4948–4949
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1244–1245
 - Shaka Samvat1109–1110
 - Kali Yuga4288–4289
Holocene calendar11188
Igbo calendar188–189
Iranian calendar566–567
Islamic calendar583–584
Japanese calendarBunji 4
Javanese calendar1095–1096
Julian calendar1188
Korean calendar3521
Minguo calendar724 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−280
Seleucid era1499/1500 AG
Thai solar calendar1730–1731
Tibetan calendar阴火羊年
(female Fire-Goat)
1314 or 933 or 161
    — to —
(male Earth-Monkey)
1315 or 934 or 162

Krak des Chevaliers by Al-Husn (Syria)

Year 1188 (MCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


By place[edit]



  • Spring – Siege of Tyre: Muslim forces under Saladin withdraw from Tyre after a 1½-month siege. For the Crusaders, the city-port becomes a strategic rallying point for the Christian revival during the Third Crusade.
  • May 14 – Saladin begins a campaign and marches north but finds Tripoli too strong to be besieged. He decides to take other Crusader fortifications and signs an 8-month truce with Prince Bohemond III of Antioch.
  • May – Saladin besieges the Hospitaller fortress of Krak des Chevaliers, in Syria. Seeing that the castle is too well defended, instead he decides to march on the Castle of Margat, which he also fails to capture.[2]
  • July – Saladin marches through the Buqaia, and occupies Jabala and Lattakieh. From Lattakieh he turns inland and, after a few days of fierce fighting, takes Sahyun Castle (called Castle of Saladin) on July 29.[3]
  • September 4 – King Guy of Lusignan is released by Saladin after Ascalon is forced to surrender. Guy and his wife, Queen Sibylla of Jerusalem, seek refuge in Tyre, which is defended by Conrad of Montferrat.





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  2. ^ Kennedy, Hugh (1994). Crusader Castles, p. 147. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-42068-7.
  3. ^ Steven Runciman (1952). A History of The Crusades. Vol II: The Kingdom of Jerusalem, p. 383. ISBN 978-0-241-29876-3.
  4. ^ Halliday, Stephen (2007). Newgate: London's Prototype of Hell. The History Press. ISBN 978-0-7509-3896-9.
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