The Second Crusade

Blessing Emefiele

Who: The Second Crusade was announced by Pope Eugene III, and was the first of the crusades to be led by European kings, namely Louis VII of France and Conard III of Germany with help from a number of other European nobles.

What: The second major crusade

When: 1145-1149

Where: Launched from Europe.

Why: It happened because of the fall of the County of Edessa the previous year to the forces of Zengi

Result: It led to the fall of Jerusalem and the third crusade.