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Famous Knights Templar Members

List of Famous Knights Templar Members ranked by fame and popularity. The Knights Templar was a powerful organization comprised of a wealthy Christian membership. They rose to power during the Crusades and quickly dwindled after the Holy Land was captured by Saladin's armies. The motto of the Knights Templar was “Not to us Lord, not to us, but to Your Name give the glory.” Here is a list of some of the most famous members of the Knights Templar.

Who is the most famous Knights Templar member? Afonso I of Portugal, also known as Afonso Henriques, tops our list. Henriques went on to become the first king of Portugal and spent most of his life at war with the Moors. Geoffroi de Charney dedicated his life to the Order of Knights Templar. He was arrested by King Philip IV of France, tortured until he admitted to the crimes against him and he was eventually burned at the stake.

Hugue de Payens was a co-founder of the Knights Templar and became the groups first Grand Master. Hugue de Payens led the organization for almost twenty years. Robert de Craon succeeded Payens as Grand Master and was known to be a great legislator and organizer, though his military skills were lacking.

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  1. Born: 1109
    Date Of Death: 1185
    Place Of Death: Coimbra, Portugal
    Afonso I of Portugal : see more

  2. Geoffroi de Charney

    Date Of Death: 1314
    Cause Of Death: Death by burning
    Place Of Death: Paris, France
    Geoffroi de Charney : see more

  3. Hugues de Payens

    Born: 1070
    Date Of Death: 1136
    Place Of Death: Kingdom of Jerusalem
    Hugues de Payens : see more

  4. Hugues de Lionne

    Born: 1611
    Date Of Death: 1671
    Hugues de Lionne : see more

  5. Sir William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke

    Born: 1147
    Date Of Death: 1219
    Place Of Death: Caversham, United Kingdom
    Sir William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke : see more

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