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Knights Templar 15th Grand Master: Peire de Montaigu

Peire de Montaigu

Peire de Montaigu was born in the latter years of the 1100’s and close friend of Guillaume de Chartres, the 14th Templar Grand Master who had been struck down at the Siege of Damietta, and died later of pestilence.

Montaigu had been Master of the Temple in Provence and Aragon and fought at the “Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa.”  Elected as the 15th Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and brother to Garin de Montaigu, Grand Master of the Hospitallers from 1208-1228.

During the Sixth Crusade Peire, became an enemy of Emperor Frederick II who ratified Jerusalem’s return in a treaty with al-Kamil, without the seal of the Templars.

Peire had made an enemy of Frederick, and the Templar’s were suspected of plotting against Frederick, who in turn besieged them at Acre.

On the 28th January 1232, Peire de Montaigu died.

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