LITHUA­NIAN CRU­SADE

History of War - - THE TEUTONIC ORDER -

The Teu­tonic and Livo­nian Or­ders launch a series of cam­paigns to con­vert the last Euro­pean pa­gan state – the Grand Duchy of Lithua­nia – to Catholi­cism. The duchy even­tu­ally con­verts to Chris­tian­ity in 1386.

A 14th-cen­tury bas-relief in Mal­bork Cas­tle de­picts the Or­der fight­ing Lithua­ni­ans

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