Pope Innocent III proclaims Fourth Crusade

Pope Innocent III proclaims Fourth Crusade

Fourth Crusade

Pope Innocent III proclaims Fourth Crusade
"The Pope Innocent III" - fresco mid 13th century ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1198 Jan 1

Pope Innocent III proclaims Fourth Crusade

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rom

Pope Innocent III succeeded to the papacy in January 1198, and the preaching of a new crusade became the prime goal of his pontificate, expounded in his bull Post miserabile. His call was largely ignored by the European monarchs: the Germans were struggling against Papal power, and England and France were still engaged in warfare against each other.;

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