TEMPLAR NATION: HISTORICAL AND LEGAL INFORMATION
In 1118, at the behest of the Cistercian Abbot of Clairvaux, Bernard of Fontaine- lès-Dijon, the Templar people was formed in the form of a lay-monastic Order and was called Pauperes Commilitones Christi Templique Salomonis. The Templar people were born from this constitution. The Pope's appeal during this early part of the Middle Ages was so resounding that the constitution of the Templar people was immediate. The historically best-known members of the Templar People were the famous Templar Knights, but there were numerous who served the Order. In fact, in addition to the members of the Order, the Templar people were also composed of all the people who revolved around the Order: squires, waiters, cooks, teachers, farriers, artisans, etc. Moreover, all the family members of the persons indicated above also contributed to the Templars' people. As an indication, the Templar people around 1200 had about 22,000 Knights of Arms in Europe (historical data preserved in the National Library of France in Paris). At the time it was normal that there were from seven to thirty people following a knight in arms, so we can estimate the Templar Nation consisting of at least 150,000 people. For comparison, during the same period the city of Nice, in France, had about 3,000 inhabitants. The Templar people (knights in arms, family, servants, etc.), continued their existence until the early 1300s, to be precise until 1307, the year in which began a real attempt to exterminate by the Kingdom of France (King Philip IV) and the State of the Catholic Church (Pope Clement V).
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