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Battle of Ramleh
Crusaders
Campaign: Defense of the Crusader Kingdoms
Date: September 6, 1101
Place: Near modern Ramla, between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, Israel
Outcome: Jerusalemite victory
Combatants

Jerusalem Crusader States

Egypt Fatimid Caliphate

Commanders

Baudouin I of Jerusalem

Captain Saad

Strength

1,160 troops

10,000 troops

Casualties

386 killed

no reliable estimates

The First Battle of Ramleh (Ramla) was an engagement between the Crusader States and Egypt, whose armies invaded the Kingdom of Jerusalem, which resulted in the rout of the Egyptian army.

Battle

A far smaller force commanded by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem attacked a 10,000-strong Egyptian army invading the newly established crusader states. The veteran crusader cavalry launched four successive charges, which finally broke the Egyptian force.

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