Kingdom of Jerusalem
The Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem is an order of chivalry originally founded at a leper hospital after 1098 by the crusaders of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. It was established to treat leprosy, its knights originally being lepers themselves. It is possible that king Baldwin IV of Jerusalem was a knight of this order or was, at least, assisted by it.The symbol of the Order is a green eight-pointed Maltese Cross.
July 15, 1099 CE – The First Crusade Ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre |
#OnThisDay in #History: The first of several religious wars in the Middle East among Christians and Muslims, the First Crusade created a rift between two cultures that continues to this day. On July 15, 1099, at the end of a bloody siege on Jerusalem, knights from Europe launched a massive assault on both sides of the city, meeting at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, bringing the Holy War to a close.
Today in History: June 7
June 7, 1099: SIEGE OF JERUSALEM BY CRUSADERS The Crusaders, sanctioned by the Latin Church, start the siege of Jerusalem from the Fatimid Caliphate. The siege went on for more than a month but it resulted in the Crusaders' victory and laid the foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.