Teutonic Order


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Teutonic Order

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An order of German knights, priests, and lay brothers founded in the late 1100s that sought to expand Christendom through missions and conquest and built numerous towns which it then governed as nobility. After being defeated by Poles and Lithuanians at the battle of Grunwald (1410), its strength waned, and today it survives as a charitable clerical organization.

Teutonic order

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(Historical Terms) a military and religious order of German knights, priests, and serving brothers founded about 1190 during the Third Crusade, later conquering large parts of the Baltic provinces and Russia. Also called: Teutonic Knights
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On the other side were the veteran Captal de Buch and the brawny Olivier de Clisson, with the free companion Sir Perducas d'Albret, the valiant Lord of Mucident, and Sigismond von Altenstadt, of the Teutonic Order.
A white mantle fluttered behind him, upon the left side of which was marked the broad black cross picked out with silver which was the well-known badge of the Teutonic Order.
Montfort: History, Early Research and Recent Studies of the Principal Fortress of the Teutonic Order in the Latin East
The krivu kirvaits, also known as the krivu krivs, is mentioned in many old texts, and the Teutonic Order chronicler Peter of Duisberg wrote that the krivs was obeyed not only by the Prussians, but also by other Baltic tribes, in the same way that the Christian peoples obeyed the Pope.
In his recent monograph, Darius von Guttner-Sporzynski traces the evolution of the concept of holy war and its change into crusading, within the context of the reign of the Piast dynasty in Poland, from 1100, to the settlement of the Teutonic Order within the borders of Poland and Prussia, in 1226.
Klaipeda, whose history began in 1252 when the Teutonic Order founded a castle on the shore of the Baltic Sea close to Curonian Lagoon, was no exception.
Having inherited most of his grandfather's possessions, Jan was a nobleman of significant standing and, like many others in this circle, he became involved in the Teutonic Order.
Among them is the stunning Castle of the Teutonic Order at Malbork.
This entire region was conquered and occupied by the Teutonic Order and officially separated from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania after the Peace Treaty at Lake Melno in 1422.
Written in accessible style, this narrative history of the Knights of the Teutonic Order sheds light on medieval politics and on the relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the military of the time.
Awkwardly, as the one military order owing obedience to both the Holy Roman Emperor and the Pope, the Teutonic Order was caught in the middle when those powers quarreled.
John, the Order of Santiago, and the Teutonic Order in addition to numerous other minor, monastic, and pilgrimage orders--whose primary concern was sheltering and caring for their communities.