TIL that in 1187, Pope Urban III had a heart attack and died upon hearing the crusaders lost. by whatilearned January 25, 2023, 2:57 am Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusades What do you think? 1 Point Upvote Downvote attackCrusadersdiedhearingheartIIIlostpopeTILToday I learnedurban See more Previous article AITA for repeatedly calling an 8 year old the “N word” on Fortnite until he cried? Next article Adults of Reddit, how often do you actually have sex? 4 Comments Leave a Reply I don’t blame him – Dan Carter really should’ve made that kick. Log in to Reply Yes, “Heart attack”… Certainly not secretly killed by zealots who blamed him for the fall of the Holy City. Log in to Reply Having just finished reading Rise of Endymion for the first time, I appreciate the reference Dan Simmons was making there. Log in to Reply You write of Urban the third, but link to crusades wikipedia page. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Urban_III It is also commonly stated that Urban’s death was caused by the news of the fall of Jerusalem, but William of Newburgh assures us that the report of the disaster of Hattin (3-4 July) did not even reach the Holy See till after the election of Gregory VIII, so it is hardly probable that Urban III ever heard of the surrender of the Holy City, which took place on 2 October. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.