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The Battle of Montgisard itself has been largely forgotten. This is mainly because the ridiculous mismatch in army size.

The Battle of Montgisard itself has been largely forgotten. This is mainly because the ridiculous mismatch in army size.

In 1177, King Baldwin IV overcame a superior enemy force at the Battle of Montgisard.

In King Baldwin IV overcame a superior enemy force at the Battle of Montgisard.

Le forze di Baldovino IV e dei Templari si scontrarono con Saladino a Montgisard, nei pressi di Ramla. Nel vedere lo sterminato esercito musulmano, i cristiani restarono pietrificati.

Saladin was a powerful commander, but he was not invincible. He was dealt a defeat every bit as devastating as Hattin in November 1177 at the Battle of Montgisard.

Baldwin proved himself in November 1177, when he led his outnumbered Frankish force against the army of Saladin advancing out of Egypt.

Baldwin proved himself in November when he led his outnumbered Frankish force against the army of Saladin advancing out of Egypt.

The army of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, led by King Baldwin IV, formed their ranks near the long, low hill of Montgisard, the tel that hides the biblical city of Gezer.

The army of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, led by King Baldwin IV, formed their ranks near the long, low hill of Montgisard, the tel that hides the biblical city of Gezer.

The army of Jerusalem customarily carried the True Cross into battle. Saladin capturing the True Cross at the Battle of Hattin.

The army of Jerusalem customarily carried the True Cross into battle. Saladin capturing the True Cross at the Battle of Hattin.

Devido a sua inferioridade numérica, certamente Saladino subestimou o exército de Balduíno IV na Batalha de Montgisard.

Devido a sua inferioridade numérica, certamente Saladino subestimou o exército de Balduíno IV na Batalha de Montgisard.

[Montgisard]. So formidable was Saladin’s army that King Baldwin IV’s much smaller force retreated into Ascalon.

So formidable was Saladin’s army that King Baldwin IV’s much smaller force retreated into Ascalon.

[Montgisard]. Rei Balduíno IV percebeu que não poderia enfrentar a principal força de Saladino, e recuou para Ascalon, mas, posteriormente, o rei percebeu que ele era forte o suficiente para se envolver na batalha.

[Montgisard]. Rei Balduíno IV percebeu que não poderia enfrentar a principal força de Saladino, e recuou para Ascalon, mas, posteriormente, o rei percebeu que ele era forte o suficiente para se envolver na batalha.

One of Saladin's attacks on Outremer led to the epic Battle of Montgisard. Saladin had a massive army of about 26,000, while the Christians managed to muster an army of a few thousand. His leader was the sixteen-year-old King Baldwin IV.

One of Saladin's attacks on Outremer led to the epic Battle of Montgisard. Saladin had a massive army of about while the Christians managed to muster an army of a few thousand. His leader was the sixteen-year-old King Baldwin IV.

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