Northern Crusades Timeline

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  • 1147 - 1148
    Campaigns against pagans in the Baltic are led by Germanic and Danish nobles during the Second Crusade.
  • Jun 1147 - Sep 1147
    Dobin and Malchow in northeast Germany are captured during the Second Crusade.
  • 1242
    An army of Teutonic knights is defeated by the Russians at Lake Peipus.
  • 1308
    The Teutonic Order acquires Danzig and eastern Pomerania.
  • 1309
    The headquarters of the Teutonic Order is moved to a fortified convent at Marienburg in Prussia.
  • 1346
    The Teutonic Order acquires control of northern Estonia.
  • 15 Jul 1410
    At the battle of Tannenburg an army of Teutonic knights is wiped out.
  • 1457
    The headquarters of the Teutonic Order is relocated to Konigsberg.
  • 1525
    The Teutonic Order is secularized in Prussia.
  • 1562
    The Teutonic Order is secularized in Livonia.