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A group of knights who supposedly found the Holy Grail under the Temple of Solomon DUring the Crusades. They became very rich in a very short ammount of time , though no one knows why exactly, the were destroyed just as Quickly as they popped up. It is said that the King got jealous of their riches and wanted them for himself, SO he ordered them all dead ( they were hung, burned at the stake, etc.)
' The Knights Templar supposedly found the Holy Grail under SOlomons Temple IN Jerusalem'
by georgia baby June 06, 2006
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Officially endorsed by the Roman Catholic Church around 1129, the Order became a favoured charity throughout Christendom and grew rapidly in membership and power. Templar knights, in their distinctive white mantles with a red cross, were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades.5 Non-combatant members of the Order managed a large economic infrastructure throughout Christendom,6 innovating financial techniques that were an early form of banking,78 and building fortifications across Europe and the Holy Land.

The Templars' existence was tied closely to the Crusades; when the Holy Land was lost, support for the Order faded. Rumours about the Templars' secret initiation ceremony created distrust, and King Philip IV of France, deeply in debt to the Order, took advantage of the situation. In 1307, many of the Order's members in France were arrested, tortured into giving false confessions, and then burned at the stake.9 Under pressure from King Philip, Pope Clement V disbanded the Order in 1312. The abrupt disappearance of a major part of the European infrastructure gave rise to speculation and legends, which have kept the "Templar" name alive into the modern day.
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