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In Brief~

  • Dec, 1144: Zengi takes Edessa, sparking the Second Crusade
  • Dec, 1145: Pope Eugenius III issues Quantum praedecessores to initiate the Second Crusade
  • 1146: Bernard of Clairvaux participates in preaching the crusade
  • Oct, 1147: Lisbon falls to the crusaders and Portuguese; Almeria falls to the Spanish
  • Jul 1148: King Louis VII of France, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Emperor Conrad III in the East join the Second Crusade
  • Sep, 1144: Zengi is assassinated; Nur ad-Din acceedes to Aleppo
  • Jul 15, 1149: Dedication of the Crusader Church of the Holy Sepulchre

 

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Introduction to the Second Crusade

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