Who eventually takes over the weakened Byzantine Empire?
The Fourth Crusade weakened the Byzantine Empire so much that the Ottoman Turks were able to take over and rule for over 250 years. They allowed Jews and Christians to still practice their religions, but they needed to pay taxes to the sultan (Muslim ruler)
How was the Fourth Crusade thought up?
Four counts got together and came up with the idea. They needed ships and supplies, so they said they would give 84,000 pieces of silver to Danoldo in exchange. Count Thibaut was the one that signed the agreement, but he died soon after.
What does Pope Innocent III do for the Fourth Crusade?
*Excommunicated the 10,000 volunteers that took over Zara, Yugoslavia