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Crusade, the first
(1096 1099)

The First Crusade started as a widespread pilgrimage (France and Germany) and ended as a military expedition by Roman Catholic Europe to regain the Holy Lands taken in the Muslim conquests of the Levant (632661), ultimately resulting in the recapture of Jerusalem in 1099.

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