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The famous people and the key dates and events of the Crusades
Holy Wars and great military expeditions
The medieval era of the Middle Ages
Christian and Moslem religions
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Timeline of Wars
The Crusades covers an important period in Medieval History. The Crusades were Holy Wars. They were great military expeditions undertaken by the Christian nations of Europe for the purpose of rescuing the holy places of Palestine from the hands of the Saracens.

The reason for the crusades was a war between Christians and Moslems which centered around the city of Jerusalem. which is a highly important place of Holy significance to both the Christian and Moslem religions.

1096 - 1099


The First Crusade:
The People's Crusade - Freeing the Holy Lands. 1st Crusade led by Count Raymond IV of Toulouse and proclaimed by many wandering preachers, notably Peter the Hermit

1144 -1155


The Second Crusade:
The Second of the Crusades led by Holy Roman Emperor Conrad III and by King Louis VII of France

1187 -1192


The Third Crusade:
The Third of the Crusades led by Richard the Lionheart of England, Philip II of France, and Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I. Richard I made a truce with Saladin

1202 -1204


The Fourth Crusade:
The Fourth Crusade led by Fulk of Neuil French/Flemish advanced on Constantinople



The Children's Crusade:
The Children's Crusade led by a French peasant boy, Stephen of Cloyes

1217 - 1221


The Fifth Crusade:
The Fifth of the Crusades led by King Andrew II of Hungary, Duke Leopold VI of Austria, John of Brienne

1228 - 1229


The Sixth Crusade:
The Sixth of the Crusades led by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II

1248 - 1254


The Seventh Crusade:
The Seventh of the Crusades led by Louis IX of France



The Eighth Crusade:
The Eighth of the Crusades led by Louis IX of France

1271 - 1272


The Ninth Crusade:
The Ninth of the Crusades led by Prince Edward (later Edward I of England)

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