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    Godfrey de Saint-Omer was a French knight and one of the founding members of the Knights Templar in 1119. From the family of the Lords of Saint-Omer northern France.

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    Godfrey de Saint-Omer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    BaldwinII ceeding the Temple of Salomon to Hugues de Payns and Gaudefroy de Saint-Homer: King Baldwin II of Jerusalem ceding the Temple to Hugues de Payens and Godfrey de Saint-Omer Born c. 1070 Troyes, France[1] Died 24 May 1136 (aged 66) Kingdom of Jerusalem Other names Hugo de Paganis Ugo de' Pagani Known for First Grand Master of the Knights Templar

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