Second Crusade Ends When Crusaders Forced to Withdraw From Siege of Damascus

Second Crusade Ends When Crusaders Forced to Withdraw From Siege of Damascus

Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1135
Source: Wikipedia

Crusaders are forced to withdraw from their siege of Damascus after less than a week, partly as a result of the three leaders (Baldwin III of Jerusalem, Conrad III of Germany, and Louis VII of France) being unable to agree on almost anything.

The political divisions among the Crusaders stand in sharp contrast to the greater unity among the Muslims in the region — a unity that will only increase later under the dynamic and successful leadership of Saladin.

With this disastrous defeat, the Second Crusade is effectively finished.

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