Teutonic Order


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Teutonic Order

n.
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.
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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. The older soldiers among the English shook their heads as they looked upon the escutcheons of these famous warriors, for they were all men who had spent their lives upon the saddle, and bravery and strength can avail little against experience and wisdom of war.
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. Mounted upon a horse as large, as black, and as forbidding as himself, he cantered slowly forward, with none of those prancings and gambades with which a cavalier was accustomed to show his command over his charger.
Futterer examines the tenth- and eleventh-century roadway infrastructure in Saxony, analysing the mechanisms of itinerancy of the Ottonian kings, and identifying a likely location for the palatinate of Dornburg, while Oertel explores travel and communication routes that connected the houses of the Teutonic Order in medieval Thuringia in the context of their colonization of Prussia following the twelfth-century loss of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
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.
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. The members of this order had a hobby in which he participated: Jan spent his winters traveling to Prussia, where, according to the Teutonic Order, people were waiting to be converted to Christianity, often violently.
The "Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem", known more commonly as the Teutonic Order, was founded in the Middle Ages to aid Christians as they travelled on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
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.