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Amalric I

Amalric I əmăl´rĭk, ă´məlrĭk [key] or Amaury I əmô´rē, Fr. ämōrē´ [key], c.1137–1174, Latin king of Jerusalem (1162–74) brother and successor of Baldwin III. He spent his reign in attempts to gain and hold the suzerainty of Egypt, but was balked by the Turkish sultan Nur ad-Din , one of whose lieutenants finally obtained control of the country and left it at his death to Saladin . During Amalric's frequent absences in Egypt, Nur ad-Din repeatedly raided the increasingly weak Latin states of the East. Amalric was succeeded by his son, Baldwin IV.

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