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The Second Crusade
22 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
Pope Eugenius III issues the start of the Second Crusade.
End of Second Crusade
Muslim Forces under command of Imad ad-Din to recapture Edessa.
King Louis VII announces that France will join in the Second Crusade.
Lisbon is captured by Crusaders and Portuguese forces under the command of Don Afonso Henriques, first king of Portugal, and Crusader Gilbert of Hastings, who becomes the first Bishop of Lisbon.
German Crusaders under Conrad III who had survived the Second Battle of Dorylaeum the previous year are massacred by the Turks.
German Crusaders under Conrad III stop at Dorylaeum to rest and are destroyed by Saracens. So much treasure is capture that the market price of precious metals throughout the Muslim world drops.
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