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Teutonic Knights

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 neighbours, 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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