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Grand Masters of the Knights Templar

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Name
Tenure
Cessation
1
Hugues de Payen
c.1119–c.1136
d. in office
2
Robert de Craon
c.1136–c.1149
d. in office
3
Everard des Barres
c.1149–c.1152    
d. in office
4
Bernard de Tremelay
c.1152–1153
k. in a siege
5
André de Montbard
1153–1156
d. in office
6
Bertrand de Blancfort
1156–1169
d. in office
7
Philippe de Nablus
1169–1171
resigned(?)
8
Odo de St Amand
c.1171–1179
d. in Muslim prison
9
Arnold of Torroja
1181–1184
d. in office
11
Gérard de Ridefort
1185–1189
k. in a siege
12
Robert de Sablé
1191–1192/3
d. in office
13
Gilbert Erail
1194–1200
d. in office
14
Philippe de Plessis
1201–1209
d. in office
15
Guillaume de Chartres    
1210–1218/19
d. in office
16
Pierre de Montaigu
1219–1230/32
d. in office
17
Armand de Périgord
c.1232–1244
d. in Muslim prison
18
Richard de Bures*
c.1244–c.1247
d. in office
19
Guillaume de Sonnac
c.1247–1250
k. in a siege
20
Reginald de Vichiers
1250–1256
d. in office
21
Thomas Bérard
1256–1273
d. in office
22
Guillaume de Beaujeu
1273–1291
k. in a siege
23
Theobald Gaudin
1291–1292/93
d. in office
24   
Jacques de Molay
c.1293–1314
executed

Notes

No definitive list of the Grand Masters exists.

* Usually omitted from other lists.

Sources

Martin, S. The Knights Templar. Harpenden, Herts.: Pocket Essentials, 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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