Knights Templar

The history of the Knights Templar incorporates about two centuries during the Middle Ages, from the Order's founding in the early 1100s, to when it was disbanded in the early 1300s, and the near mythological status it has reached today.

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Who is Mark Borrington GCKT?

Grand Master of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar. A modern day Templar group.

What were the knights Templar duties?

The Knight Templars duty in modern society is to conduct philanthropic activities, such as helping charities and relief groups, and to delve into historical study. The Templars do not involve themselves in any political activites whatsoever. If there is a dispuite in their order, they take it to their officials, not to the public authorities. As stated before, their main duty is to fight disease and social distress.

What is the meaning of a Nazi armband that is red with a wreath a swastika and a sword in gold on a white background?

An official of the SA who was a sports umpire, time keeper or track official at an official SA athletic event would of worn this arm band. Richard V. Horrell WW 2

Who were the Knights Templar?

  • They were a small group and the first of Christian military knights. They served in the first crusade and when they were housed at the Temple Mount in 1118 they numbered only nine. Somehow, despite their vows of poverty they became a wealthy and powerful order. Rumors abounded as to what secrets and wealth they held. In 1307 Pope Clement V ordered their arrest for heresey and the King of France complied, the required acts of torture obtained confessions and the Order was banned. On 19 March 1314 their leader Jaques de Molay was burned at the stake. Legends and rumors persist to this day about what wealth and secrets the Templars concealed and where it is hidden. Se related link Knight Templar further down this page.
  • The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici), popularly known as the Knights Templar or the Order of the Temple, or the Crusaders, were among the most famous of the Christian military orders. The organization existed for about two centuries in the Middle Ages, created in the aftermath of the First Crusade of 1096 to ensure the safety of the large numbers of European pilgrims who flowed toward Jerusalem after its conquest. The Knights Templar was a christian military organization from the Middle Ages. The order was actually originally endorsed by the Catholic church and had it's full support. The knights templar grew rapidly in power and membership. The group was very influential during the Crusades. After the crusades the knights templar quickly lost support and power.

Were knights as good as they were portrayed?

AnswerThe glamourisation of knighthood has been a steady progressive trend since the first 'tales of King Arthur', and the recognition of this fact has led many to believe the 'lashback' that there were -no- virtuous knights, and that there was no Cult of Courtly Love or Cult of Chivalry. In simple answer, knights were people, and as with people today, there are those who were the paragon of good behaviour, and those who were the worst examples of excess and cruelty.

However, if one reads texts outlining the concept of chivalry, from the period in question, it is clear that knights were -supposed- to behave in a virtuous manner, and as such, those poor examples of humanity were also poor examples of knights.

Did the Templars use hammers as weapons?

he Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon commonly known as the Knights Templar were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders. The organization existed for approximately two centuries in the Middle Ages. The Hammer as a weapon was not a weapon used by the Templars. A blunt weapon the Templars used was the mace.

How do you join the Knights Templar?

""The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon commonly known as the Knights Templar`s. The Knights Templar were the elite fighting force of their day.

F.M.O.K.T- Friends and Members of The Order of The Knight Templar´s

The Friends and members of the Knight Templars is a chivalric association of like-minded individuals who demonstrate seven core principles: Chivalry, honour, integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom & charity. We sopports The Knight Templar´s in a Moore visible way ! Actually, the templar's still exist but have become more modern. It really isn't about Crusades and shiny armor anymore. They still respect their heritage. But it is more about spirituality and religon now.

Link below.

As an addendum to the above answer-

I hate to quibble with you, but the evidence of Templars coming to America is bordering on mythos and "what-if". It's true that a rune stone with references to Temple Knights was found in Minnesota, but the experts remain fairly divided.

The "Templars" of today that are found in the Free and Accepted Masons are only found in the York Rite of the Order. If a man wishes to advance to this degree, he must be a Christian (Freemasons in general are only required to believe in a Supreme Being) and he shall have been passed through the Royal Arch degrees. Most lodges in the US are Scottish Rite, but a number of York Rite lodges exist. My suggestion to you would be to find a Mason that you know and that knows you and ask.

It is believed by some that they still exist, and are still fully operational.

As an addendum to the addendum:

The faith has never been lost and many are still around who believe in the old ways. Please do not attempt to push all of the Orders Descendants into one small box. It is tiresome to say the least. I suppose conservitively one only needs to follow the laws and ways to be considered a laymember, but to earn your spurs as it were you must adhere to the Knights Code as well as the laws and ways. Purity or the lack thereof is not a requirement even the wicked may swear the oaths, but repentance is a must for only the Lord is pure. Dozens of Orders still stand for the Oaths globally. aswell there are many "loners" amongst us. The Pope long ago apoligized for this sin of his against us. We still stand. God does not abandon. You are welcome.

What was the daily life of knights like?

The lives of the modern knights concluded mostly of training and practice of their skill and weapons. And when the time came, they would go off into war or invasions or save the cities from attack. Your welcom! :)

What did knights eat in the Middle Ages?

Knights ate roasted pig, roasted chicken, a variety of fish, fruits and course baked breads among other things.

See related link below for more information

(edit: Removed "turkey" from the list. Turkey is a north American species, and was unknown in Europe in the Middle Ages)

How do you become a freemason?

You ask a Freemason to join. He may then present your petition to his lodge and then you will be voted on. Please keep in mind in Freemasonry you can not be asked to become a Mason. You must come on your own free will and accord.

If you don't know one, there will be an organization called the "Grand Lodge" in your state or area. Look them up on Google, give them a call and tell them you would like to join.

The two easiest ways to inquire about becoming a Freemason are as follows:

1. Ask a man that you know is a Mason.

2. Contact any Masonic Lodge to ask for assistance.

Ask one to be one. In this age of web everything, find the grand Lodge of (your state or country) and there will be a page about what one needs to do to petition for membership. If you meet the criteria, which is usually to be a man, minimum age 18 to 21 (depending on where you live), have a belief in a Supreme Being and are well recommended (in other words not a criminal and have friends and acquaintances ready to vouch for you) then all you need to is fill out the paperwork and begin the process. This process can take at least several months to several years depending on where you live.

You must ask a Masonic Lodge to join; you cannot be invited. Two members have to support your application.

Freemasons have a slogan, to be one ask one.

Find a man who is a Freemason, and ask him if he would recommend you to be a Freemason. Tradition is that the Freemasons cannot seek out members, and that candidates would have to ask three times of their own free will and accord. Many jurisdictions have changed this to adapt to modern times. If you are a man in good standing in your community, have a belief in a god of some kind, and have interest in becoming a Freemason, find a Mason and ask.

What do the Knights Templar believe?

The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonici), commonly known as the Knights Templar or the Order of the Temple (French: Ordre du Temple or Templiers), were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders.[3] The organization existed for approximately two centuries in the Middle Ages. It was founded in the aftermath of the First Crusade of 1096, to ensure the safety of the many Europeans who made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem after its conquest.

What is a knights weapon?

Well from the whole of the Middle Ages there was always weapons development going on.

the Early period saw Knights armed with Spear and sword, the spear in turn around the 12th century developed into the lance which became the basic arm of the mounted knight.

around the 13th century plate armour became mode around the knightly class and thus weapons such as the mace, warhammer and poleaxe became common sight around battlefields.

by the 16th century armour was so well developed that swords were hardly seen in battles any more and had turned into the weapon on courteirs and the civilian population.

What is the name of the head of Knights Templar?

The position of Grand Master in the Templar Order was for life. Here is the list of Templar Grand Masters: 1118-1136AD Hughes de Payens

1136-1146 Robert de Craon

1146-1149 Everard des Barres

1149-1153 Bernard de Tremelay

1153-1156 Andre de Montbard

1156-1169 Bertrand de Blanchefort

1169-1171 Philippe de Milly

1171-1179 Odo de St Amand

1179-1184 Arnaud de Toroge

1185-1189 Gerard de Ridefort

1191-1193 Robert de Sable

1193-1200 Gilbert Horal

1201-1208 Phillipe de Plessis

1209-1219 Guillaume de Chartres

1219-1230 Pedro de Montaigu

1232-1244 Armand de Perigord

1245-1247 Richard de Bures

1247-1250 Guillaume de Sonnac

1250-1256 Renaud de Vichiers

1256-1273 Thomas Berard

1273-1291 Guillaume de Beaujeu

1291-1292 Thibaud Gaudin

1292-1314 Jacques de Molay

Who was the first knight in the Middle Ages?

AnswerThis is an unanswerable question. Even if it could be recorded, the question implies that there was a singular first knight instead of a cultural movement towards the use of what we now call knights. AnswerThere was no first knight in the Middle Ages. Knights predated the Middle Ages.

Knights were important in the society of Republican Rome. They were heavy cavalry, and were always around in greater or smaller numbers. When the Middle Ages began, the Germanic groups that founded the nations of Western Europe already had knights, as did the Byzantines.

Who are some famous knights from the Knights Templar?

  1. The knight known simply as Bertran who was forced to join the Order in 1224 for 7 years as a punishment for having murdered a bishop.
  2. Gerard de Ridefort (Master of the Temple 1185 to 1189)
  3. Odo de Saint-Amand, Master in 1177 who with just 84 Templars defeated Saladin's bodyguard troops at Montsigard and forced Saladin himself to flee on a racing camel

Where is Malta?

Malta is a Member State of the European Union (EU) ; which is strategically located within the Mediterranean Sea.

This strategic position has consistently allowed Malta to eclectically develop as an important International Trading Post. The Malta Freeport is one of the Mediterranean's leading Sea Ports for Container Shipments.

The distance between Malta and the nearest point in Sicily (Italy) is 93km.

The distance from Malta to the nearest point on the North African Mainland (Tunisia) is 288km.

Gibraltar is 1826km to Malta's West and Alexandria is 1510km to it's East.

Who did the knights protect?

maybe a king i dont know do it your self hahahahaha (evil laugh)

What was important about the Knights Templar?

Both the Knights Templar and the Hospitallers were Orders of monks. The Templar Order was accepted into the Church of Rome by Pope in 1129, when their first Rule was compiled to regulate their dress, equipment and religious services. This put them on exactly the same level as other Orders of monks: the Cluniacs, Benedictines and Cistercians - with one major difference:

Their task was primarily to protect Christian pilgrims travelling to Jerusalem, so they became a military religious Order consisting of knights, non-noble serjantz and servants who worked as labourers, craftsmen, cooks, grooms and so on. All of them were also (first and foremost) monks, and the Templars also included priests to conduct daily services, hear confessions and give absolution to those killed in battle. Death on the battlefield as a member of the Order was considered Christian martyrdom, meaning that a Templar would expect to go straight to Heaven.

The Order of Knights Templar was abolished by Pope Clement IV in 1312, just 183 years after its acceptance by an earlier Pope. People who today pretend that the Order can be re-established conveniently forget the main part of the Templar function: as monks within the Catholic Church, regulated by a Pope and having religious conviction as their primary function.


The function of the Knights Templar, to protect pilgrims, was extended to protect the property of the pilgrims, both on the road and at home. Money and other valuables were often deposited with the Knights Templar for safekeeping. In many cases, money was deposited for transportation, and this eventually turned into a system under which money could be deposited in one place and withdrawn in another. Naturally, the Knights Templar provided a prototype for the early banks.

The collapse of the Templars created a need for others to provide the same service. This need was met by merchant families, whose members traveled under guard, and who could manage property for clients. This gave rise to the system of banking that appeared in the Late Middle Ages.

There is a link below to an article on the Knights Templar, to the section describing their economic importance relative to banking.

Is Lucy a templar?

in my opinion no but nothing is definite

What is never new but since ever?

This is a trick question! If it is, I think the answer is today .

Maybe: time

What are the limitations of a Middle Age knight?

AnswerThe qualities idealized by knighthood, such as bravery, courtesy, honor, and gallantry toward women is known as chivalry. If a knight were to step out of this area, he was severly punished for it. AnswerFrom a tactical point of view, knights were heavy cavalry, and as powerful as they could be, they did have limits.

They could not go anywhere their horses could not go. They got bogged down in soft ground, especially marshy land. The horses could be disabled by caltrops or arrows, and they often would refuse to charge into areas where they felt unsure about their footing or obstacles. Once a horse was disabled, a knight could find himself cut off and unable to retreat quickly.

They could not swim, which meant that if they had their backs to a river, they were trapped.

Arrows could go through armor. This was true of arrows from longbows and from crossbows. The English longbows were much more effective than crossbows, because their rate of fire was a multiple of that of the crossbow, and they are said to have had much greater range. The result was that huge numbers of knights were killed by archers at such battles as the battle of Agincourt. Archers with long bows were relatively easy to equip, but they required years of training because of the strength needed to shoot the bow.

Knights were expensive to equip and maintain, both in wars and in peace. Their presence in an army meant large numbers of people had to be there to care for horses, armor, and the knights. Food had to be provided for all these people. This was a logistical consideration of some consequence.

Please see the links below

Are Templars from assassins creed real?

Partly, the events that happened in Assassin's Creed are purely fictional but once there really were people that called themselves Templars

So Templars were real (maybe they still are who knows) but events in Assassin's Creed are just pure fiction.

Also many historical figures, such as Hitler, Roosevelt and Julius Caesar were called Templars by the creators of assassins creed (Ubisoft), so watch out for them, and by the way, George W. Bush was a Templar puppet.

What is the blue templar knights?

It still sounds like vigilante-type decisions. Are there moral considerations in making these life threatening activities? If so, what are the alternatives the Templars take to "correct" a judges' decision-making?

What happened during the second crusade when there was a smaller crusade called The Wendish Crusade?

The Wendish Crusade took place in 1147 in the Holy Roman Empire. The Kingdom of Germany led the crusade. The Wends, who were pagan, had invaded Wagria, a district in northern Germany, and the intention of the crusade was to conquer and/or convert them.

There is a link below.