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First Crusade (1096-1099)

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  • Jean De Glarges De Montigny (c.1099 - d.)
    Crusader, with Godfrey of Bouillon [Acc to MH. Sharon 2014]
  • Ralph Giroie Mala Corona (c.1014 - c.1098)
    Orderic Vitalis names him as Herald for Prince Bohemond at the the Siege of Antioch ( 1097-1098). Therefore his estimated birthdate may be off a few years. Since his mother lived until 1077, it does no...
  • Aubrey de Grandmesnil (deceased)
    On the third day of the siege of Antioch, after a terrible battle on the walls, William Grandmesnil, his brother Aubrey and Ivo of Grandmesnil, banded together with Count Stephen of Blois, father of th...
  • Yves de Grandmesnil (deceased)
    On the third day of the siege of Antioch, after a terrible battle on the walls, William Grandmesnil, his brother Aubrey and Ivo of Grandmesnil, banded together with Count Stephen of Blois, father of th...
  • Guillaume de Grandmesnil (c.1055 - 1098)
    Guillaume de Grandmesnil (born around 1055/1060, died between 1100 and 1114) was a Norman baron of Calabria, a member of the Grandmesnil family and related to the House of Hauteville. Biography W...

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The First Crusade was a military expedition from 1096 to 1099 by Western Christianity to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim conquest of the Levant, ultimately resulting in the recapture of Jerusalem. It was launched in 1095 by Alexios I Komnenos, who requested that western volunteers come to his aid and help to repel the invading Seljuq Turks from Anatolia. An additional goal soon became the principal objective—the Christian reconquest of the sacred city of Jerusalem and the Holy Land and the freeing of the Eastern Christians from Islamic rule.

Timeline of major events

  • Taking of Antioch
  • Taking of Jerusalem
  • ...

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List of commanders and leaders

Christendom

Muslim world

  • Danichmend
  • Duqâq
  • Iftikhâr al-Dawla
  • Il Ghazi ibn Ortoq
  • Kerbogha
  • Kiliç Arslan Ier
  • Ridwan
  • Tughtekin
  • Yaghi Siyan

Rank & File Crusaders

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