Knights Templar Timeline

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This is a timeline of events in which the Knights Templar took a part.
 
YearMonthEvent
1114   Count of Champagne travels to the Holy Land
 The Count of Champagne was preparing to travel to the Holy Land when he received a letter from the bishop of Chartres. The letter stated that the count was planning to join 'la milice du Christ' (the original name for the Templars ?). This seems to indicate that the order existed at this time, as the letter speaks of chastity, something not usually expected of a Crusader. 
1119   Knights Templar order founded in Jerusalem
 Knights Templar order founded in Jerusalem, by Hughes de Payen.[1] 
1125   Hugh of Champagne joins the Templars
 Hugh of Champagne joins the Templars.[1] 
1126   Hughes de Payen travels West
 Hughes de Payen travels west to obtain more authority of the Order.[1] 
1128 - 1129 Hughes de Payen visits Scotland and England
 During late 1128 and early 1129, Hughes de Payen visited both Scotland (David I ?) and England where he was apparently donated both land and money. At this time, the original Temple in Holborn (London) outside Holborn bars was built. It consisted of gardens, orchard, boundary ditch and cemetery, and was the first round church. In 1161 the site was moved to the New Temple between Fleet street and the Thames.[1] 
1138   Cressing Temple Site
 This wealthy manor was given to the Knights Templar by Matilda, wife of King Stephen for their help getting Stephen to the throne. Later, the site was given to the Hospitallers when the Templars were suppressed.[2] 
1139   Papal Bull by Pope Innocent II
 A Papal Bull issued by Pope Innocent II, a former Cistercian monk and protégé of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, stated that the Knight Templars should owe allegiance to no one other than the Pope himself. This meant that the Templars answered to no one not even Kings or other political or religious authorities.[3] 
1146   Knights Templars adopt cross pattee
 The Knights Templars adopted cross pattee; a splayed red cross.[3] 
1187 Jul 4  Army of Jerusalem defeated
 The Christian Army of Jerusalem was beaten by Turkish forces at the Battle of Hattin. Guy of Lusignan was King of Jerusalem at this time. All Knights Templars and Hospitallers who survived the battle were executed afterwards. The Archbishop of Tyre, a man called Josias, was dispatched from the city to Europe to inform the Pope and European leaders of the disaster that had taken place and to ask for help.[4] 
1307 Oct 13  Knights Templar are arrested
 King Philippe of France ordered the arrest of all Knight Templars in France. The order to arrest the Templars was sent out several weeks before the date possibly giving the Templars time to hide their wealth.[1] 
1314 Mar 18  Jacques de Molay and Geoffroi de Charney burnt at the stake.
 Jacques de Molay and Geoffroi de Charney were burnt at the stake declaring their orthodoxy on an island on the River Seine.[1]