The Crusades timeline

  • Siege of Lisbon Begins

    The Siege of Lisbon, from July 1 to October 25 of 1147, was the military action that brought the city of Lisbon under definitive Portuguese control... Read more

  • Council Of Acre

    The Council of Acre met at Palmarea, near Acre, a major city of the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, on 24 June 1148. The Haute Cour of Jerusalem met... Read more

  • Siege of Damascus

    The Siege of Damascus took place over four days in July 1148, during the Second Crusade. It ended in a decisive crusader defeat and led to the... Read more

  • The Battle of Jacob's Ford

    Jerusalem has been and is considered by many to be one of the holiest cities in the world. For this reason, Christians and Muslims fought for... Read more

  • Battle of Hattin

    The Battle of Hattin (also known as "The Horns of Hattin" because of a nearby extinct volcano of the same name) took place on Saturday, July 4,... Read more

  • Siege of Jerusalem (1187)

    The Siege of Jerusalem took place from September 20 to October 2, 1187. It resulted in the recapture of Jerusalem by Saladin and the near total... Read more

  • Siege Of Acre

    The Siege of Acre was the first confrontation of the Third Crusade, lasting from August 28, 1189 until July 12, 1191, and the first time in the... Read more

  • Battle Of Arsuf

    The Battle of Arsuf was a battle of the Third Crusade in which Richard I of England defeated Saladin at Arsuf. After capturing Acre in 1191,... Read more

  • Siege Of Zara

    The Siege of Zara (Croatian - Zadar) (November 10-November 23, 1202) was the first major action of the Fourth Crusade. It was the first attack... Read more

  • Siege of Constantinople (1203)

    The Siege of Constantinople (1203) was a Crusader siege of the capital of the Byzantine Empire. To take the city by force, the Crusaders first... Read more

  • Siege of Constantinople (1204)

    The Sack of Constantinople or Siege of Constantinople (also called the Fourth Crusade) occurred in 1204; it destroyed parts of the capital of the... Read more

  • Albigensian Crusade Begins

    The Albigensian Crusade or Cathar Crusade (1209–1229) was a 20-year military campaign initiated by the Roman Catholic Church to eliminate the... Read more

  • Children's Crusade

    The Children's Crusade is the name given to a variety of fictional and factual events which happened in 1212 that combine some or all of these... Read more

  • Pope Innocent III Summons The Fourth Lateran Council

    The message of the crusade was preached in France by Robert of Courçon; however, unlike other Crusades, not many French knights joined, as they... Read more

  • Fifth Crusade Begins

    The Fifth Crusade (1217–1221) was an attempt to take back Jerusalem and the rest of the Holy Land by first conquering the powerful Ayyubid state in... Read more

  • Andrew And His Troops Embark Towards Cyprus

    Andrew and his troops embarked on 23 August 1217, in Spalato. They landed on 9 October on Cyprus from where they sailed to Acre and joined John of... Read more

  • Siege Of Damietta

    The Siege of Damietta of 1218 was part of the Fifth Crusade. The city, under the control of the Ayyubid Al-Kamil, was besieged by the Crusaders,... Read more

  • The Sixth Crusade Begins

    Emperor Frederick II had repeatedly vowed a crusade but failed to live up to his words, for which he was excommunicated by Pope Gregory IX in 1228.... Read more

  • Frederick II Signs A Truce With Al-Kamil

    In addition, Frederick received Nazareth, Sidon, Jaffa and Bethlehem. Other lordships may have been returned to Christian control, but sources... Read more

  • Frederick Enters Jerusalem

    Frederick entered Jerusalem on 17 March 1229, and attended a crown-wearing ceremony the following day. It is unknown whether he intended this to be... Read more

  • Battle Of La Forbie

    The Battle of La Forbie, also known as the Battle of Harbiyah, was fought October 17, 1244 – October 18, 1244 between the allied armies (drawn from... Read more

  • The Seventh Crusades Begins

    The Seventh Crusade was a crusade led by Louis IX of France from 1248 to 1254. Approximately 50,000 gold bezants (a sum equal to the entire annual... Read more

  • The Shepherd's Crusade

    The papal interests represented by the Templars brought on a conflict with Egypt in 1243, and in the following year a Khwarezmian force summoned by... Read more

  • Eighth Crusade Is Launched

    The Eighth Crusade was a crusade launched by Louis IX, King of France, in 1270. The Eighth Crusade is sometimes counted as the Seventh, if the... Read more