Eighth Crusade Timeline

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  • 1270
    The Eighth Crusade is formed to attack Muslim-held cities in North Africa. Led by Louis IX, it is not successful.
  • Jul 1270
    The army of the Eighth Crusade lands at Tunis in North Africa.
  • 25 Aug 1270
    Louis IX dies of dysentery at Tunis during the Eighth Crusade, which is, consequently, abandoned.
  • Nov 1270
    Charles of Anjou leads the withdrawal of the Eighth Crusade army from Tunis to Sicily. Many ships are lost in a storm.