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Timeline of the Events of the Crusades
and Contemporary Events


21 Nov 2001
Events of the Crusades Contemporary Events

610

Preaching of Mohammed

632

Death of Mohammed

633–717

Arab Conquests

1054

Great Schism

1095

Alexander Comnenus appeals to Urban II

1096

Preaching of Peter the Hermit in the Spring;
Autumn: Baron’s Crusade;
Godfrey of Bouillon reaches Constantinople

1099

July 15: Godfrey captures Jerusalem; named Advocate of the Holy Sepulchre

1099

Urban II dies: Paschal II (1099–1118), pope

1100

Godfrey dies: Baldwin of Boulogne becomes King of Jerusalem (Baldwin I)

1115

St. Bernard founds the Abbey of Clairvaux

1118

Baldwin I leads expedition against Egypt;
April 2: Baldwin I dies; Baldwin Le Bourg named king (Baldwin II)

1119

Calixtus II: pope

1123

Baldwin II taken prisoner by Balak;
May: Venetian fleet defeats Egyptian fleet at Ascalon

1124

Baldwin II released after death of Balak

1124

Calixtus dies: Honorius II, pope

1127

Zengi – atabeg of Mosul

1128

Zengi – master of Aleppo

1129

Melisende, heiress to throne of Jerusalem marries Fulk of Anjou

1130

Death of Honorius II: Innocent II, pope

1131

Death of Baldwin II (21 Aug);
Accession of Fulk of Anjou

1138

Franco – Damascene Alliance (Fulk/Muin Al-Din Unur, Regent of Damascus)

1143

Death of John Comnenus Emperor of Byzantium (8 Apr.);
Death of Fulk (10 Nov.) Regency of Melisende

1143

Death of Innocent II: Celestine II, pope





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