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Robert de Craon, Templar Grand Master

Robert de Craon, Templar Grand Master[1, 2]

Male - 1149

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  • Name Robert de Craon 
    Arms of Templar Grand Master Robert de Craon
    Arms of Templar Grand Master Robert de Craon
    Suffix Templar Grand Master 
    Gender Male 
    Title 1136  Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Elected Grand Master of the Order of the Temple after the death of the first Grand Master Hugh de Payn on 24 May 1136. 
    Templars
    Templars
    "The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Latin: Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Salomonici), also known as the Order of Solomon's Temple (French: Ordre du Temple or Templiers), the Knights Templar or simply as Templars, was a Catholic military order recognised in 1139 by papal bull Omne Datum Optimum of the Holy See. The order was founded in 1119 and active from about 1129 to 1312. "Knights Templar" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar.
    Political 29 Mar 1139  Rome, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Pope Innocent II issued One Datum Optimum, the bull which granted the Templars significant recognition and privileges within the church.  
    Died 13 Jan 1149  [5
    Person ID I19705  Dickinson
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2017 

    Father Renaud de Nevers, Seigneur de Craon,   d. Dec 1101 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Enoguen de Vitré,   d. After 28 Jan 1078 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F6159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/anjounob.htm#RobertCraondiedafter1105.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Robert de Craon" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_de_Craon.

    3. [S359] The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2017), 55.

    4. [S359] The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2017), 56.

    5. [S359] The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2017), 94.
      But cf., Crawley, who gives a date of Jan 1147. Robert was succeeded as Grand Master by Everard de Barres.