Emicho

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Count Emicho (not to be confused with Bishop Emicho of Leiningen) was a count in the Rhineland in the late 11th century.wikipedia
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Rhineland massacres

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In 1096 he was the leader of the Rhineland massacres (sometimes referred to as the "German Crusade of 1096") which were a series of mass murders of Jews that took place during the People's Crusade.
The largest of these crusades, and the most involved in attacking Jews, was that led by Count Emicho.

People's Crusade

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In 1096 he was the leader of the Rhineland massacres (sometimes referred to as the "German Crusade of 1096") which were a series of mass murders of Jews that took place during the People's Crusade. The original idea for the First Crusade that had been preached by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095 had already turned into a much different popular movement, the People's Crusade, led by Peter the Hermit.
The preacher Folkmar and Count Emicho of Flonheim were the main inciters and leaders of the massacre.

First Crusade

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The original idea for the First Crusade that had been preached by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095 had already turned into a much different popular movement, the People's Crusade, led by Peter the Hermit.
In May 1096, Emicho of Flonheim (sometimes incorrectly known as Emicho of Leiningen) attacked the Jews at Speyer and Worms.

Women in the Crusades

Emicho's army attracted many unusual followers, including a group who worshipped a goose they believed to be filled with the Holy Spirit (see Women in the Crusades).

Drogo of Nesle

The army included nobleman and knights such as the Drogo of Nesle, Hartmann I, Count of Dillingen-Kyburg, Thomas, Lord of Marle and La Fère and Count of Amien, and William the Carpenter, Viscount of Milun,.
Drogo of Nesle, a relative of Ralph, Lord of Soissons, was a knight who joined the army of Emicho, Count of Flonheim.

Thomas, Lord of Coucy

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The army included nobleman and knights such as the Drogo of Nesle, Hartmann I, Count of Dillingen-Kyburg, Thomas, Lord of Marle and La Fère and Count of Amien, and William the Carpenter, Viscount of Milun,.
After the famous summons to crusade by Pope Urban II in 1095, Thomas and his father Enguerrand rode out with members of their house to participate in the First Crusade as part of the army of Emicho.

Ruthard of Mainz

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They appealed to the Archbishop Ruthard and the area's lay lords to protect them from the approaching mob, offering money and valuable possessions to further encourage the lords.
In 1096 he opposed violence against the Jews arising from the First Crusade, trying to turn Emicho away from Mainz.

William the Carpenter

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The army included nobleman and knights such as the Drogo of Nesle, Hartmann I, Count of Dillingen-Kyburg, Thomas, Lord of Marle and La Fère and Count of Amien, and William the Carpenter, Viscount of Milun,.
He participated in the attacks on Jews at Mainz, led by Emich of Flonheim.

Worms massacre (1096)

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The Worms massacre was the murder of at least 800 Jews from Worms, Germany, at the hands of crusaders under Count Emicho in May 1096.

Leiningen family

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Rhineland

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Count Emicho (not to be confused with Bishop Emicho of Leiningen) was a count in the Rhineland in the late 11th century.

Pope Urban II

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The original idea for the First Crusade that had been preached by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095 had already turned into a much different popular movement, the People's Crusade, led by Peter the Hermit.

Council of Clermont

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The original idea for the First Crusade that had been preached by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095 had already turned into a much different popular movement, the People's Crusade, led by Peter the Hermit.

Peter the Hermit

Pierre l'hermite
The original idea for the First Crusade that had been preached by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095 had already turned into a much different popular movement, the People's Crusade, led by Peter the Hermit.

Gospel of Luke

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Infused with the teachings of the Gospel of Luke he felt chosen to fulfill the "end of times" prophecy.

Eschatology

eschatologicalend of the worldeschaton
Infused with the teachings of the Gospel of Luke he felt chosen to fulfill the "end of times" prophecy.

Constantinople

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Emicho envisioned that he would march on Constantinople and overcome the forces there, taking over the title of "last World Emperor" in accordance with canonical prophetic tradition.

Christianity

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All Christian armies, Latin and Greek, would then unite and march to seize Jerusalem from the Saracens thus prompting the Second Coming and denouement with the Antichrist.

Jerusalem

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All Christian armies, Latin and Greek, would then unite and march to seize Jerusalem from the Saracens thus prompting the Second Coming and denouement with the Antichrist.

Saracen

SaracensSaracenicArab conquest
All Christian armies, Latin and Greek, would then unite and march to seize Jerusalem from the Saracens thus prompting the Second Coming and denouement with the Antichrist.

Second Coming

Second Coming of ChristSecond Adventreturn of Christ
All Christian armies, Latin and Greek, would then unite and march to seize Jerusalem from the Saracens thus prompting the Second Coming and denouement with the Antichrist.

Antichrist

Anti-Christanti-messiahantichrists
All Christian armies, Latin and Greek, would then unite and march to seize Jerusalem from the Saracens thus prompting the Second Coming and denouement with the Antichrist.

Franks

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Inspired by such exulting promises, a few thousand Franks and Germans merged and marched east in April 1096.

Germans

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Inspired by such exulting promises, a few thousand Franks and Germans merged and marched east in April 1096.

Goose

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Emicho's army attracted many unusual followers, including a group who worshipped a goose they believed to be filled with the Holy Spirit (see Women in the Crusades).