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Crusades - Pope Innocent III announced a new crusade "Fourth Crusade"

Time: Saturday Aug 15, 1198

Place: Vatican City

Details: In 1198, the recently elected Pope Innocent III announced a new crusade, organized by three Frenchmen: Theobald of Champagne; Louis of Blois; and Baldwin of Flanders. After Theobald's premature death, the Italian Boniface of Montferrat replaced him as the new commander of the campaign.



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