Pantalone | Pantaloon | Commedia dell'Arte | Maurice Sand illustration | Grevembroch watercolor
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"Not usually active in the main Commedia plots, he is involved in many minor intrigues, either on his own, or with other characters. He is notable for his impetuousity and resourcefulness. If he has an idea, no matter how farfetched, he will put it into action immediately, with no regard for the consequences"
“A Knight Templar. During the Crusades, there were military and religious orders. Between the first and second crusades two peculiar military and religious orders were established. These were the Knights, Hospitalers, or Knights of St. John, and the Knights Templars. The Knights of St. John were organized originally to care for the sick and wounded among the crusaders and pilgrims to Jerusalem. They took the usual vows of monks, but to these were added vows of military service. They had thus…