Battle of Dorylaeum (1147)

For the First crusade battle, see Battle of Dorylaeum (1097).
Battle of Dorylaeum (1147)
Part of the Second Crusade
DateOctober 25, 1147
Result Seljuk victory
Holy Roman Empire Sultanate of Rum
Commanders and leaders
Conrad III Mesud I
20,000 men unknown
Casualties and losses
18,000 men unknown

The second Battle of Dorylaeum took place at Dorylaeum on October 25, 1147, during the Second Crusade. Conrad III, running out of provisions, stopped there to rest, and his army of 20,000 men was badly defeated by the Seljuk Turks led by Mesud I. The Germans were unable to continue the Crusade, and Conrad made his way (with his remaining army of 2,000 men) to the army led by Louis VII of France, although the Crusade eventually failed completely.

Coordinates: 39°47′N 30°31′E / 39.783°N 30.517°E / 39.783; 30.517


Nicolle, David (2009). The Second Crusade, 1148: Disaster Outside Damascus. Campaign. 204. Botley, Oxford; New York: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84603-354-4. 

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