Knightfall factoid: The Templar had over 20,000 members at its peak

Knightfall factoid: The Templar had over 20,000 members at its peak

The Templar grew into a massive chivalric community, with over 20,000 members at its peak.

The Order of the Templar included many moving parts with only a tenth of them being knights, including priests, monks, nuns, builders, and farmers. The Templar also enlisted a large number of women within the first ten years of the Order holding positions equivalent to their male counterparts up to knighthood.

Though many consider Joan of Arc to be the most famous of the Templars, she was Knighted after The Order disbanded, but came from a hereditary line of Templar lineage.

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