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  • Order of Aubrac

    This tiny hospitaller order serves the Dômerie d'Aubrac, a monastery and hospital located in the town of Aubrac, and its four hospital-commanderies. Aubrac is located on a high, windswept plateau, called l'Aubrac, in the Auvergne. The hospital and the …

  • Order of the Magdalene

    This unusual order was established in 1614 by Jean Lechesne, sieur de La Charonniere, a pious Breton nobleman. Members of the Order of the Magdalene (_Ordre de la Madeleine_) foreswear dueling, consecrating their arms to the service of God and the King. …

  • Order of Christian Charity

    The Order of Christian Charity ( _Ordre de la Charité chrétienne_ ) is an honorific order created by King Henri III in 1589 to honor wounded soldiers of the royal armies. The king created the House of Christian Charity (_[[Maison de la Charité chrétienne …

  • Knights of the Holy Ampule

    This ephemeral order consists of four knights selected on the occasion of the crowning of the king of France. The four knights are the barons of Bellestre, Louvercy or Neuvizy, Souastre and Terrier, vassals of the abbey of Saint-Remi, and it is their job …

  • Order of Saint Jacques du Hault Pas

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    Founded in the late twelfth century by Matilda of Canossa as the Order of San Giacomo d'Altopascio, this is one of the earliest hospitaller orders, combining the the …

  • Order of Our Lady of Carmel and Saint Lazarus

    The Order of Saint Lazarus was originally established in the Holy Land during the twelfth century. Crusading knights afflicted with leprosy were sent to the care of a hospital maintained by the order, and in time the knights formed their own hospitaller …

  • Order of the Holy Ghost

    Originally established by Guy de Montpellier as a religous order in 1178, the Order of the Holy Ghost operated one of the most respected hospitals in Rome and soon spread to more than four hundred houses across Europe. By the fifteenth century the order …

  • Knights of the Precious Blood

    Founded in 1608 by Vincente del Gonzaga, duca di Mantova, the Knights of the Precious Blood exist to protect a sacred relic, stained with the blood of Jesus Christ, possessed by the Gonzagas. The duke is grand master of the order and the knights to date …

  • Order of Christ

    The suppression of the Templars in 1312 displaced a cadre of knights in Portugal that King Denis considered essential to the defense of his realm. Accordingly he set out to establish a new order, which he did in 1317; in 1323 he received dispensation from …

  • Order of Calatrava

    !>http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss115/Black_Vulmea/DonPedrodeBarberanayAparreguiKnight.jpg! The Order of Calatrava was founded in the twelfth century by Don Diego Velázquez. Velázquez, a Cistercian monk and a former soldier, received permission to …

  • Order of Santiago

    !>http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss115/Black_Vulmea/DiegoVelazquezKnightofSantiago.jpg! Originally established as a small military brotherhood in Extremadura for the protection of pilgrims to Santiago de Compostella in the twelfth century, the …

  • Order of Saint Stephen

    !>http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss115/Black_Vulmea/KnightofStStephen.jpg! Founded in 1561 by Cosimo di Medici, duca di Toscana, the Order of Saint Stephen ( _Ordine di Santo Stefano_ ) is a military order established for the protection of …

  • Order of Saint George of Burgundy

    Founded in 1390 by Philippe de Mollans, a Burgundian nobleman who returned from a pilgrimage bearing a relic of Saint George. The order created by Mollans venerates Saint George and serves to protect the relic, pilgrims, and the Church generally. Members …

  • Order of the Golden Militia

    Originally an award of the title of count palatine by the Holy Roman Emperor, the Order of the Golden Militia was refounded by Pope Pius IV in 1559 as an honorific decoration of those of distinction in the service of the Church. Granted by the pope to men …

  • Order of Saint James of the Sword

    The Portuguese Order of Saint James of the Sword shares the origins of the [[Order of Santiago | Order of Santiago]] in the twelfth century; the Portuguese order split from the Spanish order in 1290 and was confirmed as a separate creation by the pope in …

  • Order of the Thistle

    Historians of the Order of the Thistle claim that the order was established by King Achaius in 786 then later reestablished by Robert the Bruce after Bannockburn in 1314. King James V, himself a member of several chivalric orders, is said to have revived …

  • Order of the Garter

    !>http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss115/Black_Vulmea/OrderoftheGarter.jpg! One of the oldest chivalric orders, the Order of the Garter was created by King Edward III of England in 1348. Originally conceived by Edward as a restoration of the Round …

  • Order of the Golden Fleece

    !>http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss115/Black_Vulmea/OrderoftheGoldenFleece.jpg!< Founded shortly after the Order of the Garter by Duke Phillip of Brugundy, styled _the Good_, in 1430. As with the English order, the Order of the Golden Fleece was …

  • Order of Alcántara

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    Legend holds that the Order of Alcántara was established late in the twelfth century by a hermit, Julian de Pereiro, who brought together a group of knights to protect the …

  • Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus

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    Created through the merger of two orders, the traditional Savoyard ducal order of Saint Maurice, established in 1434, and the venerable but declining papal order of …

  • Order of the Most Holy Annunciation

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    In the 1362, Amadeo VI, conte di Savoia, founded the Order of the Collar, a chivalric order loosely modeled on the Orders of the Golden Fleece and the Garter in Burgundy …

  • Order of Saint Michael

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    The Order of Saint Michael (_Ordre de Saint Michel_) was created by King Louis XI in 1469. The original French chivalric order, the Order of the Star, had fallen into …

  • Order of the Holy Spirit

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    Founded by King Henri III in 1578, the Order of the Holy Spirit (_L'Ordre du Saint-Esprit_) is the highest order of knighthood in France, taking precendence over …

  • Orders of Knighthood

    Orders of knighthood are religious, military, or honorific societies dedicated to serving a community or person or honoring select individuals for their contributions. The earliest orders were associated with the Crusades and combined both military and …

  • Holy Order of Saint John of Jerusalem

    !>http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss115/Black_Vulmea/KnightofMalta-Caravaggio1608.jpg! The origin of the Order lies in a hospice for pilgrims created next to the Benedictine Abbey of St-Mary of the Latins in Jerusalem. The abbey was founded ca. 1050 …

  • Constantinian Order of Saint George

    !>http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss115/Black_Vulmea/ConstantinianOrderofStGeorge.jpg! According to historians of the order, the Constantinian Order of St George was founded by the Byzantine Emperor Constantine the Great in 312; the original knights …

  • Order of the Golden Stole

    The Order of the Golden Stole is reserved for the highest ranking members of the Venetian patriciate and conferred upon those who perform a valuable service on behalf of the Republic, such as ambassadors extraordinary. The golden stole is a gold- …

  • Order of Saint Mark

    The Venetian Order of Saint Mark was established in 737 when the remains of Saint Mark were transferred to Venice from Alexandria. Members of the order become patricians and free citizens of the city; it is conferred upon those who perform a great service …

  • Order of Saint Hubert

    First established in the Duchy of Bar in the 15th century as the Order of Fidelity, the knights adopted Saint Hubert as their patron in 1416. Knights of the order are sworn to defend the dukes of Bar and Lorraine, to take up arms when required by their …

  • Order of the Conception

    Instituted in [[1618 | 1618]], the Order of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin is a crusading order founded by [[:gonzaga_nevers | Charles de Gonzague, duc de Nevers]], and Ferdinand di Gonzaga, duca di Mantova. The order, confirmed by [[: …

  • Knights of the Bath

    The Knights of the Bath are English knights created during ceremonies held on major royal occasions such as cornations, royal weddings, or investiture of the Prince of Wales or royal dukes. There is no formal order for the Knights of the Bath; they hold …

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