The Second Crusade was called by Pope Eugene III in response to the Turkish retaking of land from Edessa, and led by royalty and nobility from France and Germany. Which major religious thinker promoted the Second Crusade?

Answer Bernard of Clairvaux

Bernard of Clarivaux was a French priest, head of an order of monks, and advisor to popes. His influential post was harnessed by Crusaders to rally support to their cause.

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