Teutonic Knights

   This military-religious order of knights allowed only Germans to join.
   They started out as part of the Hospitallers, but split off under Hermann von Salza. Their symbol was a white cloak with a black cross on the left shoulder. When Acre fell in 1291 AD, they went to Venice and were commissioned by Emperor Frederick II to convert the heathens in Prussia, Lithuania and Estonia. The order made their headquarters in Marienburg from 1309 AD to 1509 AD, and were very successful. Also called Teutonic Knights Of The Hospital Of The Blessed Virgin. See Knights Templar, Hospitallers and Knight.

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  • Grand Masters of the Teutonic Knights — Coat of arms of the Grand Master of the Teutonic Order. The grand master (German: Hochmeister; Latin: Magister generalis) is the holder of the supreme office of the Teutonic Order. It is equivalent to the grand master of other military orders …   Wikipedia

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