Lordship of Sidon

Lordship of Sidon
Vassal of Kingdom of Jerusalem
Capital Sidon
Languages Latin, Old French, Italian (also Arabic and Greek)
Religion Roman Catholicism, Greek Orthodoxy, Syrian Orthodoxy, Islam, Judaism
Government Feudal monarchy
   1110-1123 Eustace I Grenier
  1239-1260 Julian Grenier
Historical era High Middle Ages
   First Crusade 1110
   Conquered by Baibars 1268
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Fatimid Caliphate
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The Lordship of Sidon was one of the four major fiefdoms of the Kingdom of Jerusalem,[1] one of the Crusader States. However, in reality, it appears to have been much smaller than the others and had the same level of significance as several neighbors, such as Toron and Beirut, which were sub-vassals.

Sidon was captured in December, 1110 and given to Eustace I Grenier. The lordship was a coastal strip on the Mediterranean Sea between Tyre and Beirut. It was conquered by Saladin in 1187 and remained in Muslim hands until it was restored to Christian control by German Crusaders in the Crusade of 1197. Julien Grenier sold it to the Knights Templar in the 13th century, but it was later destroyed by the Mongols in 1260 after the Battle of Ain Jalut and its ruins were captured by the Mamluks. One of the vassals of the lordship was the Lordship of the Shuf.

Lords of Sidon

Lordship of the Schuf

The Schuf was created out of the Lordship of Sidon as a vassal around 1170. It was centred on the Cave of Tyron. Julian of Sidon sold it to the Teutonic Knights in 1256.


  1. According to the 13th-century writer John of Ibelin
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