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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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    Age: Died at 76 (1109-1185)
    Place Of Death: Coimbra, Portugal
    Children: Sancho I of Portugal, Theresa of Portugal, Countess of Flanders, Urraca of Portugal, Mafalda of Portugal + 9 more
  2. Geoffroi de Charney

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    Cause Of Death: Death by burning
    Place Of Death: Paris, France
  3. Hugues de Payens

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    Age: Died at 66 (1070-1136)
    Place Of Death: Kingdom of Jerusalem
  4. Hugues de Lionne

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    Age: Died at 60 (1611-1671)
  5. Sir William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke

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    Age: Died at 72 (1147-1219)
    Place Of Death: Caversham, United Kingdom
    Children: Gilbert Marshal, 4th Earl of Pembroke, Isabel Marshal, Eva Marshal, Richard Marshal + 10 more
  6. André de Montbard

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    Age: Died at 53 (1103-1156)
    Place Of Death: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
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