Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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William of Tyre
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Willelmus Tyrensis, Guillaume de Tyr

Date of Birth: about 1130

Place of Birth: Jerusalem

Date of Death: 29 September, 1184, 1185, or 1186

Place of Death: Unknown, though almost certainly somewhere in the Kingdom of Jerusalem


William was born in Jerusalem, the crusader capital, around the year 1130, probably to a non-noble family of burgess stock. When he was about 15, he went to western Europe to be educa…

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Mallett, Alex, “William of Tyre”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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