Pope Urban II born Odo of Châtillon or Otho de Lagery, was pope from 12 March
1088 to his death in 1099. He is best known for initiating the First Crusade ...
Odo was born of noble parents about 1035 in the Champagne region of France.
... As pope, Urban II found active support for his policies and reforms among ...
Pope Urban II. The person who would become Pope Urban II was born around
1035 to a noble family in northern France. Educated at a school associated with ...
CBN.com -- Urban II, né Otho of Lagery (or Otto or Odo) (1042 - July 29, 1099),
pope from 1088 to July 29, 1099, was born into nobility in France at Lagery (near
(Otho, Otto or Odo of Lagery), 1088-1099, born of a knightly family, at Châtillon-
sur-Marne in the province of Champagne, about 1042; died 29 July, 1099.
Urban II (1042-1099) was pope from 1088 to 1099. He laid the foundations for
the papal monarchy, and his pontificate marked a turning point in the institutional
A short biography of Pope Urban II, his pontificate and his role in the beginning of
the First Crusade.
Urban II, originally Odo or Otho or Eudes de Lagary, Roman Catholic Pope from
the 12th of March 1088 to the 29th of July 1099, was born of knightly rank at ...
Urban II, c.1042–1099, pope , a Frenchman named Odo of Lagery; successor of
Victor III. He studied at Reims and became a monk at Cluny. He.
1095 Pope Urban II Launches the First Crusade. Waves of pilgrims and soldiers
embarked for the Holy Land, beginning an era of exploration, conquest, defeat, ...