Top Ten Major Events of the Crusades

The Battle of the Horns of Hattin: The Battle of the Horns of Hattin was perhaps the most famous and biggest battle of the Crusades.

The Battle of Arsuf: The Battle of Arsuf was the big showdown on September 7th, 1191. The two most successful leaders of the Crusades finally showed down.

The Fall of Jerusalem:  I am referring to the 1099 siege during the First Crusade. This is, defined by historians, as the climax of the First Crusade.

The Fall of Constantinople: Constantinople was, at one time, one of the biggest, wealthiest, and most technologically advanced city in the world.

The Call to Arms by Pope Urban II: The people would joyfully join in on the appeal to reclaim the Middle East. So began the Crusades.

The Fall of Acre: The Fall of Acre in 1291 the end of all the Crusades. The Mamluks, Muslims, attacked the important city of Acre. They sacked, looted, and pillaged it.

The Siege of Damascus: The Siege of Damascus took place in 1148 A.D. The Siege of Damascus would be a decisive defeat for the Crusaders.

The Fall of Edessa: The Fall of Edessa in 1144 would be the spark that lights the 2nd Crusade. It was a minor battle if you don't include the effects of it.

The Battle of Jaffa: The Battle of Jaffa would be the result of the fallout from the Battle of Arsuf.

Vlad the Impaler: Vlad III (Known as "Vlad the Impaler" or "Vlad Dracula", born 1431) was a Romanian monarch. He was the ruler of Wallachia a total of three times before his death in 1476/7.

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