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Detail from the west stained glass window depicting the Knights Hospitaller, Church of St Andrew.

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The Knights Hospitaller were Knights of the Order of Saint John the Hospitaller who were also known by such names as Knights of Rhodes, Knights of Malta, Cavaliers of Malta, and Order of St John of Jerusalem. The Hospitallers grew out of a brotherhood for the care of sick pilgrims in a hospital at Jerusalem following the First Crusade in 1100 AD.

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Rhodes Castle, Greece was originally built in late 7th century as a Byzantine citadel. After the Knights Hospitaller occupied Rhodes and some other Greek islands in 1309, they converted the fortress into their administrative centre and the palace of their Grand Master. In the first quarter of the 14th century, they repaired the palace and made a number of major modifications. The palace was damaged in 1481and it was repaired soon after.

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Knights Hospitaller | Knight Hospitaller, 1203~1204 (Pegaso Models. 90mm) | planetFigure ...

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DEUS VULT - The Knights Hospitaller, also known as the Order of Knights of St John of Jerusalem were among the most famous of the Western Christian military orders during the Middle Ages. Description from pinterest.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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The Citadel

The Cittadella, Victoria, island of Gozo, Malta.... http://www.templar-quest.com ... The Cittadella, or Citadel, is a small fortified city and citadel. In the Medieval era it was known as the Gran Castello. In the fifteenth century, during the rule of the Crown of Aragon, the city's fortifications were strengthened. Malta later came into the possession of the Knights Hospitaller (1530–1798) after they had been expelled from the Holy Land and then from Rhodes (1310–1523).

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