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Hugues de Payens

Introduction Edit

Hugues de Payens was thought to be the first Grand Master of the knights templar. the knights templar were endorsed by the roman catholic church around 1229, he died in palestine around 1136.--Jack of blades 16:39, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

Importance of Person Edit

Hugues de Payens lead the templars from 1118 to 1136, in order to join the knights templar you need to be a knight and give up all your possessions. Hugues de Payens was thought to be a knights from the area of champagne in burgundy. Hugues de Payens was thought to go on the first crusade under the army of godfroi de boullion. in the crusade he went to the holy land, on his third visit he is thought to join the knights in 1125.--Willaben 16:24, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

Primary source/ Quotation Edit

"We command that all the brothers' habits should always be of one colour." 
latin rule, rules of the order.--Willaben 16:30, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

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Citations Edit

http://www.templarhistory.com/hugues.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugues_de_Payens

http://www.templarhistory.com/clothes.html

--Willaben 16:33, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

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