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On this day: November 27

Published: Nov 27 2012 01:35:37 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 27 2013 02:00:00 AM EST

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OTD November 27 - Pope Urban II
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1095: Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont in France. The primary goal of the First Crusade was responding to an appeal from Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos for help in repelling invading Turks. However, the prime objective soon became the Christian reconquest of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, which was accomplished in July 1099.

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