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What Happened in 1099

Important Events in 1099

  • Jul 8 First Crusade: 15,000 starving Christian soldiers march in religious procession around Jerusalem as its Muslim defenders look on
  • Jul 15 City of Jerusalem is captured and plundered by Christian forces during the First Crusade
  • Jul 22 First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem

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World Leaders in 1099