What Happened in 1096

  • The First Crusade

    The First Crusade was a military expedition by European Christians against Muslim territory in the Levant, which resulted in the capture of... Read more

  • Emicho Of Flonheim Attacks The Jews

    At a local level, the preaching of the First Crusade ignited violence against Jews, which some historians call "the first Holocaust". At the end of... Read more

  • Four Crusade Armies Leave Europe

    The four main crusader armies left Europe around the appointed time in August 1096. They took different paths to Constantinople and gathered... Read more

  • Feast Of The Assumption

    The great French nobles and their trained armies of knights were not the first to undertake the journey towards Jerusalem. Urban had planned the... Read more