Second Crusade

Crusades

Second Crusades

1145 - 1149

Summoned by the pope to over throw the Muslims.

Events in Second Crusades

Muslim Forces

December 24,1144

Muslim Forces under command of Imad ad-Din recapture Edessa.

Cause of Second Crusade

12/24/1144 - 1145

Muslims recapture Edessa which were previously owned by crusaders. This action leads to call another crusade. This action was encouraged by the Pope.

Map of Edessa:

Pope's Effort

12/1/1145

The Pope summons the second crusade in a effort to take back the stolen land. This plan was sent to French King, Louis VII at first glance he did not approve. Even though he had thought of starting one before he got the letter.

Image of Pope:

Germany's Army

05/01/1146

Conrad the third leads his German army into the Third Crusade too soon realize he were to almost destroyed. This failed attack shows that they need more help if they want to get past the plains of Anatolia. The pope then looks for more help for their efforts.

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Lisbon Captured

10/1147 - 11/1147

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal on the Atlantic coast is captured by the Crusaders and Portuguese forces. Those forces were under control of Don Afonso Henriques which made him the first king of Portugal. Gilbert of Hastings was also under control of the forces. Over time he became the first bishop of Lisbon.\

Map of Libson:

French Forces Left

03/1148

In Attalia french forces are left by King Louis VII. As he leaves by boat with other nobles to Antioch Muslims flood to Attalia to attack all the Frenchmen left behind.

Map of Attalia:

Withdraw From Siege

07/28/1148

After a week of trying to capture Damascus crusaders had to withdraw. This was die to the fact that none of the three leaders could agree on anything. Due to the political differences it increased the rise of the successful leader, Saladin and the end of the second crusades.

Saladin: http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT1rFCC3pAxU8mtNRHTIW-3l4Ccqxlu9WVo-lEvvm3QCMHLLYeC

Sub Events

Jengi's Heroism

12/24/1144

Jengi becomes hero among Muslims.

France Joins

06/01/1146

France joins the second Crusade. This was announced by King Louis VII.

Capturing of Damascus

05/25/1148

The crusaders go out to capture Damascus. They are lead by Baldwin the third.