Guillaume of Chartres
Guillaume of Chartres is the fourteenth Master of the Ordre of the Temple.
He is the son of the count of the Bar-on-Seine but one is unaware of his birth date and his life before 1210 where he is elected Master. Shortly after it attends crowning like King de Jérusalem of Jean de Brienne (with the support of Philippe Auguste). The situation of the Christian princes in Palestine is little reluisante and the pope Innocent III exhorts the sovereigns of occident again to take the cross with the IVe council of Lateran in November 1215.
Guillaume of Chartres takes part in this Fifth crusade (1217/1221) with templiers but the arguments between chiefs crossed at the time of the seat of Damiette do not make it possible to obtain significant results. An epidemic of Peste carries many crusaders of which Guillaume of Chartres in January or February 1219.
In Spain on the other hand the Templiers are of all the battles against the Moslems and take part in the catch of the Alcazar in 1217. The Order is thus filled donations which increase its richness and its power.
Lastly, another success for Guillaume of Chartres, in 1211 the castle of Gastein, removed by the Moslems in 1190 and taken again by the king of Small-Arménie, is returned after papal arbitration in Templiers.
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