The Fifth Crusade (1217-1221)

The Crusades of the 13th century were larger, better funded, and better organized. But they too failed.

Fifth Crusade

The remainder of the 13th century’s Crusades did little better. The Fifth Crusade (1217-1221) managed briefly to capture Damietta access Egypt, but the Muslims eventually moved the legion and reoccupied the hole. St. Louis IX of France led two Crusades in his functioning. The first also captured Damietta, but Louis was quickly outwitted by the Egyptians and forced to margin the spot. Although Louis was in the sanctified Land for distinct years, spending freely on defensive works, he never achieved his fondest wish: to free Jerusalem.
The full article at


One Response to “The Fifth Crusade (1217-1221)”

  1. Seventh Crusade (1248-1250) « The Crusades Says:

    […] toward Cairo, but were arrested near Mansura, on the Ashmoun Canal, at the same aim where the Fifth Crusade had strike a halt. The Egyptians had about 70,000 men, as the crusade had only started with 60,000. […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: