Teutonic Knights


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Teutonic Knights

A religious and military order 1190–1525 establishing a feudal state covering Prussia and the eastern Baltic.
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In the long lists by the Garonne on the landward side of the northern gate there had been many a strange combat, when the Teutonic knight, fresh from the conquest of the Prussian heathen, ran a course against the knight of Calatrava, hardened by continual struggle against the Moors, or cavaliers from Portugal broke a lance with Scandinavian warriors from the further shore of the great Northern Ocean.
The Professor charged up and down the green aisles like a stout Teutonic knight, with a pole for a lance, leading on the boys, who made a hook and ladder company of themselves, and performed wonders in the way of ground and lofty tumbling.
However, during the crusades in the 12th and 13th centuries, the Baltic became an important source of income for the Teutonic Knights , who were granted control of the amber-producing region.
How else can you expect to encompass everything from pre-Lent carnivals in Cologne to what Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel have in common, or from stories of the Teutonic Knights to the musings of Immanuel Kant?
Ironically, their Muslim ancestors were invited to the Baltic to fight religiously-intolerant Christian Teutonic Knights.
Thus, in her preface to the book of Hans Hettler, Natalie Fryde announces a new, ground-breaking history of the Teutonic Knights which methodologically opens new paths in research (5-6).
The situation changed in 1226, when the Prince of Masuria, Konrad, summoned the Teutonic Knights to help him in his fight against the Old Prussians.
Designed by Bruno Schmitz, this ' Volkerschlachtdenkmal', built of granite and sandstone, 299 feet high, with colossal figures of Teutonic knights grouped around the strange dome and militaristic sculpture inside, is architecturally imaginative, megalomaniac and utterly brutal.
And, as he relates the plot of Nevsky, he writes of the Teutonic knights perishing in frozen Lake Chudskoye (p.
Founded in the 10th Century and later run by the Teutonic Knights order, Gdansk was part of the Hanseatic League and was once among the biggest ports in Central Europe.
In Europe, the medieval Teutonic Knights secured the exclusive rights to the amber trade but after their fall in the 15th century, amber guilds formed to produce fine objects such as caskets, chess sets, and furniture with amber inlay.