The following Crusades Timeline provide the basic dates and key events of all the crusades in the two hundred years when Europe and Asia were engaged in almost constant warfare.
The Crusades Timeline
|Crusade||Dates of Crusade||Crusades Timeline of Events|
|First Crusade||1096 - 1099||The People's Crusade - Freeing the Holy Lands. 1st Crusade led by Count Raymond IV of Toulouse, Godfrey of Bouillon and Tancred and and proclaimed by many wandering preachers, notably Peter the Hermit |
|Second Crusade||1144 -1155||Crusaders prepared to attack Damascus. 2nd crusade led by Holy Roman Emperor Conrad III and by King Louis VII of France|
|Third Crusade||1187 -1192||3rd Crusade led by Richard the Lionheart of England, Philip II of France, and Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I. Richard I made a truce with Saladin|
|Fourth Crusade||1202 -1204|
4th Crusade led by Fulk of Neuil French/Flemish advanced on Constantinople
|The Children's Crusade||1212||The Children's Crusade led by a French peasant boy, Stephen of Cloyes|
|Fifth Crusade||1217 - 1221||The 5th Crusade led by King Andrew II of Hungary, Duke Leopold VI of Austria, John of Brienne |
|Sixth Crusade||1228 - 1229||The 6th Crusade led by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II |
|Seventh Crusade||1248 - 1254||The 7th Crusade led by Louis IX of France|
|Eighth Crusade||1270||The 8th Crusade led by Louis IX|
|Ninth Crusade||1271 - 1272||The 9th Crusade led by Prince Edward (later Edward I of England)|
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