Frederick Barbarossa takes the cross

Frederick Barbarossa takes the cross

Third Crusade

Frederick Barbarossa takes the cross
Emperor Frederick I, known as "Barbarossa". ©Image Attribution forthcoming. Image belongs to the respective owner(s).
1189 Apr 15

Frederick Barbarossa takes the cross

Regensburg, Germany

Frederick I was the first of the three kings to set out for the Holy Land. He arrived in Regensburg for the muster and then Frederick sailed from Regensburg with an army of 12,000–15,000 men, including 2,000–4,000 knights.

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