Kingdom of Hungary Early Medieval

Bela welcomes Frederick Barbarossa
Frederick Barbarossa ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1189 Jun 1

Bela welcomes Frederick Barbarossa


In the summer of 1189, German crusaders marched through Hungary under the command of Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor. Béla welcomed Frederick, and dispatched a troop to escort the crusaders across the Balkan Peninsula. At Frederick's request, Béla released his imprisoned brother, Géza, who joined the crusaders and left Hungary. Béla mediated a peace treaty between Frederick I and Isaac II, whose mutual distrust had almost caused war between the German crusaders and the Byzantines.

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