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List Of First Crusade Battles

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List of every major First Crusade battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous First Crusade battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the First Crusade, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this First Crusade list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these First Crusade battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

Examples include Siege of Antioch and Siege of Nicaea.

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    The Battle of Artah was fought in 1105 between Crusader forces and the Seljuk Turks. The Turks were led by Fakhr al-Mulk Radwan of Aleppo, while the Crusaders were led by Tancred, Prince of Galilee, regent of the Principality of Antioch. The Crusaders were victorious and proceeded to threaten Aleppo ...more

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    • Locations: Syria
    • Commanders: Tancred, Prince of Galilee
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    Battle of Ascalon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List Of First Crusade Battles
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    The Battle of Ascalon took place on August 12, 1099 shortly after the capture of Jerusalem, and is often considered the last action of the First Crusade. The crusader army led by Godfrey of Bouillon defeated and drove off the numerically-superior Fatimid army, securing the safety of Jerusalem.more

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    • Locations: Ashkelon, Israel
    • Commanders: Robert II, Count of Flanders, Robert Curthose, Godfrey of Bouillon, Tancred, + more
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    Battle of Dorylaeum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of First Crusade Battles
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    The Battle of Dorylaeum took place during the First Crusade on July 1, 1097, between the crusaders and the Seljuk Turks, near the city of Dorylaeum in Anatolia.more

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    • Locations: Eski┼čehir, Turkey
    • Commanders: Adhemar of Le Puy, Godfrey of Bouillon, Bohemond I of Antioch
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    Norwegian Crusade

    Norwegian Crusade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List Of First Crusade Battles
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    The Norwegian Crusade was a crusade that lasted from 1107 to 1110, in the aftermath of the First Crusade, led by Norwegian king Sigurd I. Sigurd was the first Scandinavian king to go on crusade to the Holy Land. Not one battle during the Norwegian Crusade was lost by the crusaders.more

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    • Locations: Balearic Islands, Spain
    • Events: Siege of Sidon
    • Combatants: Christendom, Hereditary Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Venice, Norway
    • Commanders: Baldwin I of Jerusalem, Sigurd the Crusader
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    Siege of Antioch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List Of First Crusade Battles
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    The Siege of Antioch took place during the First Crusade in 1097 and 1098. The first siege, by the crusaders against the Muslim-held city, lasted from 21 October 1097 to 2 June 1098. Antioch lay in a strategic location on the crusaders' route to Palestine. Supplies, reinforcements and retreat could all ...more

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    • Locations: Antioch, Turkey
    • Commanders: Godfrey of Bouillon, Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse, Bohemond I of Antioch
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    Siege of Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List Of First Crusade Battles
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    The Siege of Jerusalem took place from June 7 to July 15, 1099 during the First Crusade. The climax of the First Crusade, the successful siege saw the Crusaders seize the city from the Fatimid Caliphate and laid the foundations for the Kingdom of Jerusalem.more

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    • Locations: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
    • Commanders: Godfrey of Bouillon, Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse
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    Siege of Ma'arra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List Of First Crusade Battles
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    The Siege of Maarat, or Ma'arra, occurred in late 1098 in the city of Ma'arrat al-Numan, in what is modern-day Syria, during the First Crusade. It is infamous for the claims of widespread cannibalism displayed by the Crusaders.more

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    • Locations: Maarrat al-Nu'man, Syria
    • Commanders: Raymond IV^! Count of Toulouse, Bohemond I of Antioch
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    Siege of Nicaea is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List Of First Crusade Battles
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    The Siege of Nicaea took place from May 14 to June 19, 1097, during the First Crusade.more

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    • Locations: Nicaea
    • Combatants: Byzantine Empire
    • Commanders: Godfrey of Bouillon, Raymond IV^! Count of Toulouse, Bohemond I of Antioch
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