Legends of the Knights Templar. The Knights Templar trace their origin back to shortly after the First Crusade. Around 1119, a French nobleman from the Champagne region, Hugues de Payens, collected eight of his knighted relatives including Godfrey de Saint-Omer, and began the Order, their stated mission to protect pilgrims on their journey to visit the Holy Places.
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#histoire : Le véritable trésor des templiers de Jacques Rolland. Il existe un Trésor des Templiers ; même les historiens ne songent à le contester. Par contre, nul n'en administre la preuve. Dans cet ouvrage, un examen minutieux de ce courant révolutionnaire que fut l'Ordre du Temple a permis à Jacques Rolland d'échafauder de très sérieuses hypothèses. Il prend en considération le contexte politico-religieux du Xe et XIe siècles pour y découvrir l'existence virtuelle, encore subliminale...
The sword of Godfrey of Bouillon on display in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Godfrey was a medieval Frankish knight who was one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096 until his death.
Godfrey of Bouillon (my 27th g-gfather) (c. 1060 – 18 July 1100) was a medieval Frankish knight who was one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096 until his death. He was the Lord of Bouillon, from which he took his byname, from 1076 and the Duke of Lower Lorraine from 1087. After the successful siege of Jerusalem in 1099, Godfrey became the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, although he refused the title "King"; as he believed that the true King of Jerusalem was Christ.
Leaders of First Crusade - 19th-century illustration, "The four leaders of the First Crusade.--Godfrey, Raymond, Boemund, Tancred," drawn by A. de Neuville. This illustration depicts Godfrey of Buillon, Raymond IV of Toulouse, Bohemond I and Tancred of Hauteville. The four led the Christian army to victories at Jerusalem and Antioch during the First Crusade.