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Conrad (III, Emperor of Germany) (b.1093 - d.1152)
At the Diet of Speyer; the emperor Conrad III took the cross and secured the election of his son Henry as his successor in Germany. He was persuaded to take part in the crusade by the the Abbot of Clairvaux, St. Bernard. ¹
While camping outside Constantinople torrents of rainfall filled the rivers and the flood water washed away many hundreds of the king's men and horses. ¹
The decision was made to attack Damascus. The armies were assembled in Acre. Present were Baldwin, the Patriarch Fulcher, Kings Louis and Conrad, Archbishops of Caesarea and Nazareth, Masters of the Knights Temple and Hospital. ¹
Hostilities between the French and German leaders of the Second Crusade became such a problem that the German Emperor, Conrad III, abandoned the crusade and returned to Constantinople. The Second Crusade ended in failure. ¹
At the age of fifty-nine, Conrad of Germany died. His son, at the age of six, was too young to rule so Conrad nominated his nephew, Frederick Barbarossa, to succeed him.
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