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19 March 1314

Jacques de Molay is burned at the stake.

Good ol' Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Templars. In 1307, King Philip of France decided he wanted the Templars' vast wealth that was stored on French territory, so he suppressed the Order and came up with a bunch of charges against them, which may or may not be true. Molay tried to defend himself in front of the Pope, who was technically the Templar's liege lord and the only one who could condemn him, but Philip, whose puppet Clement V was, convoked a royal council and sentenced Molay to be burnt.

Molay, of course, cursed both Philip and the Pope, and within the month, Clement was dead, and six months later, Philip, still relatively young, was also dead. Good job, Jacques! And, of course, the Templars entered into legend and got wrapped up in the Holy Grail mystery that Dan Brown has made so much money off of.

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