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Teutonic Knights

Syllabification: Teu·ton·ic Knights

Definition of Teutonic Knights in English:

A military and religious order of German knights, priests, and lay brothers, originally enrolled circa 1191 as the Teutonic Knights of St. Mary of Jerusalem.

They became a great sovereign power through conquests made in campaigns against Germany’s non-Christian neighbors, such as Prussia and Livonia, from 1225. Abolished by Napoleon in 1809, the order was re-established in Vienna as an honorary ecclesiastical institution in 1834 and maintains a titular existence

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