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A brief history of Jacques DeMolay

The Story of Jacques DeMolay

Jacques DeMolay was born in 1244. At the age of 21, he joined the Order of the Knights Templar, an order that was sent to guard the roads from Jerusalem to Acre.  In 1298, Jacques DeMolay was named the Grand Master of the Knights Templar.  On  October 13th, 1307, there was an order to seize and arrest all Knights Templar.  Most were captured but some got away, unfortunately DeMolay was one of those that were caught.  On March 18th, 1314, Jacques and three of his closest friends were given a special trial.  After denying all charges he was sent to be tortured.   Afterwards, he still refused to give up the whereabouts of his brothers and the riches of the Order.  Guy of Auvergne also placed himself besides Jacques as a friend and a brother and asked for the same punishment as Jacques.  Later in the day, Lord Constable, overriding the wishes of the inquisition, sentenced Jacques DeMolay and Guy of Auvergne to be burned at the stake on a nearby island.

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