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History of the Knights Templar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia##

History of the Knights Templar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Convento de Cristo...Knights Templar,Portugal...renamed their order Knights of Christ

Around 1119 A.D., King Baldwin II of Jerusalem agreed to grant the request to form a monastic order for the protection of the pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land in Jerusalem. This request of this new order came from a French knight Hugues de Payens and his relative Godfrey de Saint-Omer. The Order took the name of Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon, or "Templar" knights.

Pope Clement V who disbanded the Knights Templar

Knight Templar - stained glass