Conrad III and His Army of German Crusaders Arrive in Constantinople Hot

Conrad III and His Army of German Crusaders Arrive in Constantinople

Conrad III

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Conrad III of Germany arrives at Constantinople with his army of German Crusaders — around 20,000 knights and foot soldiers. He was convinced to participate in the Second Crusade by the preaching of Bernard of Clairvaux, and with Louis VII of France, he's a primary leader of the expedition.

Both of them, however, suffer massive losses during their march through Anatolia, and by the time Conrad arrives at Nicaea, he has barely 2,000 knights left. Everyone else was killed or captured at the Battle of Dorylaeum.

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