25 Aug 1270 CELouis IX dies of dysentery at Tunis during the Eighth Crusade, which is, consequently, abandoned.
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1270 CE: The Eighth Crusade is formed to attack Muslim-held cities in North Africa. Led by Louis IX, it is not successful.
1270 CE: The army of the Eighth Crusade lands at Tunis in North Africa.
1270 CE: Louis IX dies of dysentery at Tunis during the Eighth Crusade, which is, consequently, abandoned.
1270 CE: Charles of Anjou leads the withdrawal of the Eighth Crusade army from Tunis to Sicily. Many ships are lost in a storm.