TIL that in 1187, Pope Urban III had a heart attack and died upon hearing the crusaders lost.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crusades

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  1. You write of Urban the third, but link to crusades wikipedia page.


    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.[5]

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