1217 to 1221
The Christians captured the city
of Dametta on the Nile River.
They eventually returned it to the
Moslems after signing a truce.
1228 to 1229
The Holy Roman Emperor Frederick the Great
got the Moslems to turn the city over to
the Christians without a major battle.
They held it until 1244 when the Moslems
became strong enough to retake the city.
1248 to 1254
King Louis IX (France), didn't wait long
before trying to retake Jerusalem.
He quickly took the Nile city of Dametta, without battle.
However, they were soon surrounded and defeated by the Turks.
Louis and his noblemen paid a huge ransom to be freed.