Were the Knights Templar at the Fall of Constantinople?

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Were the Knights Templar at the Fall of Constantinople?

Fall of Constantinople:

The city of Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire. However, on May 29, 1453, it was conquered by the military forces of the Ottoman Turks under the leadership of Sultan Mehmed II.

Answer and Explanation:

The Knights Templar did not take part in the Fall of Constantinople. That event took place in 1453, whereas the Knights Templar had been repressed as an order before that time. Philip IV of France had destroyed the Templars as an order in the year 1307 and seized their worldly goods.


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