Second Crusade Timeline

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  • 1143 - 1180
  • 1 Dec 1145
    Pope Eugenius III calls for the Second Crusade.
  • Sep 1146
    Joscelin II's attempt to retake Edessa fails and the city is sacked by Nur ad-Din.
  • 1147 - 1149
    The Second Crusade is launched to recapture Edessa for Christendom. It is not successful.
  • 1147 - 1148
    Campaigns against pagans in the Baltic are led by Germanic and Danish nobles during the Second Crusade.
  • Jun 1147 - Oct 1147
    The siege of Lisbon during the Second Crusade.
  • Jun 1147 - Sep 1147
    Dobin and Malchow in northeast Germany are captured during the Second Crusade.
  • Sep 1147 - Oct 1147
    The armies of the Second Crusade arrive in Constantinople.
  • 17 Oct 1147
    Almeria in northern Spain is captured from the Moors during the Second Crusade.
  • 21 Oct 1147
    The capture of Lisbon by the Second Crusaders.
  • 25 Oct 1147
    At Dorylaion a force of Muslim Seljuk Turks attacks an army led by Conrad III during the Second Crusade.
  • Dec 1147
    An army led by Louis VII defeats a Seljuk army in Asia Minor during the Second Crusade.
  • 7 Jan 1148
    An army led by Louis VII is defeated by the Seljuks as it crosses the Cadmus Mountains during the Second Crusade.
  • 24 Jul 1148 - 28 Jul 1148
    The unsuccessful siege of Damascus during the Second Crusade.
  • Sep 1148
    Conrad III, one of the leaders of the Second Crusade, returns to Europe.
  • 30 Dec 1148
    Tortosa in eastern Spain is captured from the Moors during the Second Crusade.