On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1099

  • Apr 14 Conrad, bishop of Utrecht, stabbed to death

El Cid

Jul 10 El Cid [Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar], Castilian nobleman and military leader and general strategist, dies at about 59

  • Jul 29 Urban II [Odo van Lagery], French Pope who began the First Crusade (1088-99), dies at about 64