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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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    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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March 18, 1314 – Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake.

Marker at the site of De Molay's execution in Paris. (Translation: At this location, Jacques de Molay, last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, was burned on 18 March 1314), located by the stairs from the Pont-Neuf bridge. The top half of this photo shows the part of the island where the executions took place. The lower half shows the plaque, which is on one of the pillars of the bridge, behind the trees.

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

Robert de Sablé (d. 23 September 1193) was the eleventh Grand Master of the Knights Templar from 1191 to 1193 and Lord of Cyprus from 1191 to 1192. He was succeeded in Anjou by his daughter Marguerite de Sablé, who by marriage passed the entire estate to William des Roches, also a knight of the Third Crusade.

The earliest source of information on the First Temple is the Hebrew Bible (or Old Testament). According to the biblical sources, the temple was constructed under king Solomon during Israel's period of united monarchy. This puts the date of its construction in the mid-10th century BCE

House of Lusignan - Battle of Hattin in which Guy de Lusignan was captured by Saladin and Jerusalem was lost.

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Pray4Us2day #Saint Bernard (Aug. 20) - French abbot, fought schism, founded Cistercians & wrote the rule for the Knights Templar. Mystic & Doctor of the Church. Busy!

Hugh, Count of Champagne - Wikipedia, His first recorded act, a monastic gift in 1094.. The act of his that resonated longest in history was his grant of lands in 1115 to the monk Bernard of the reformed Benedictines at Cîteaux—the Cistercians—in order to found Clairvaux Abbey, a .Bernard of Clairvaux. .. A deeply affectionate letter from Bernard to Hugh survives,[4] written in 1125, as Hugh went off for a third time[5] to fight in the Holy Land, joining the Knights Templar,

This Day in History: Aug 20, 1308: Pope Clement V pardons Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar

5| The Hospitaller Order became military without losing its altruistic character, as the first mention of military service did not manifest until the ninth grand master, Alfoson of Portugal, took control--sometime near 1200. Here a distinction was made between secular knights, who did not make a vow, and professed knights, who were attached to the order by a vow, and the brothers chaplains, who were entrusted with the divine service.

Shroud of Turin. The Shroud first came to light when in possession of the De Charney family of Lirey in France during the 1350's. What an overwhelming coincidence that the De Charney's are the same family as Geoffroi De Charney, Knights Templar Master and Preceptor of Normandy who was burnt at the stake with Jacques de Molay, overall Grand Master of the Knights Templar.