Tag Archive: Jerusalem

Jul 15

July 15: Let God Sort Them Out

Storming Jerusalem

The First Crusade Captures Jerusalem (1099) Then Kills Everyone It was on this date, July 15, 1099, that the First Crusade, or “Campaign of the Cross,” achieved its objective and captured Jerusalem and the Holy Sepulcher. Once the Muslim citizens of Jerusalem lost control of their city, the Crusaders then proceeded, with the zeal of …

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Dec 31

December 31: Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius

Andreas Vesalius died at age 49 in Zakinthos, Greece. He had reached Jerusalem, but never made it back home. You could say Vesalius died for the church that persecuted him.

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Nov 27

November 27: The First Crusade

Capture of Jerusalem

Rude-but-obvious questions are not encouraged, such as: Why did God allow the Muslim Turks to take control of Palestine in the first place? And: Why couldn’t the Pope ask God, rather than soldiers, to liberate the holy lands?

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