Knights Hospitaller


Knights Hospitaller
One of the military orders, originally founded to tend the sick and injured of the Crusades; their chief house was the Hospital of St John at Jerusalem. Expelled from the East after the fall of Acre, they moved first to Rhodes and thence to Malta; hence they were also known as the Knights of Malta. -

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  • Knights Templar in England — The history of the Knights Templar in England began when the French nobleman Hughes de Payens, the founder and Grand Master of the order of the Knights Templar, visited the country in 1118 to raise men and money for the Crusades. HistoryKing… …   Wikipedia

  • Knights Templar in Scotland — This article is solely about the medieval Order in Scotland. The Modern Order is discussed in Scottish Knights Templar.In 1128 the cousin of St Bernard of Clairvaux, Hugues de Payens, who served on the First Crusade with Henri St Clair, 2nd Baron …   Wikipedia

  • Knights Templar — The Knights Templar derived their name from having been the occupants of part of the place where Solomon s Temple used to be. (They were known first and fully as the Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon.) The order was founded by Hugues de Payns …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases


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