Pope Urban II 1035-1099
Odo of Châtillon-sur-Marne was
Pope Urban II from 1088 to 1099.
As the name suggests, Odo was born at
Châtillon-sur-Marne, in France. The French called him Odon.
AGAINST THE INFIDELS
Pope Urban II's biggest feat was his speech at the Council of
Clermont in 1095. This speech sparked the
First Crusade and is therefore perhaps the oration that had
the biggest impact on history.
Several versions of Urban's sermon
One version was compiled by the clergyman Fulcher, who was
born in Chartres, France. Fulcher of Chartres was present at
the Council of Clermont. In 1099, he went to Jerusalem, where he
died in 1127.
And here is Urban's
See also the
List of all
Roman Catholic Popes.