Historical Events in July 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 16 Crusaders herd Jews of Jerusalem into a synagogue & set it afire
  • Jul 22 First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem