Gerard de Ridefort

1141 - 1189

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Gérard de Ridefort, also called Gerard de Ridefort (died 4 October 1189), was Grand Master of the Knights Templar from the end of 1184 and until his death in 1189. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerard de Ridefort has received more than 114,459 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Gerard de Ridefort is the 2,528th most popular politician (up from 2,601st in 2019), the 100th most popular biography from Belgium and the 30th most popular Belgian Politician.

Gerard de Ridefort was a French knight who became the Grand Master of the Knights Templar. He is most famous for being the leader of the disastrous Battle of Hattin, in which he was captured and killed by Saladin.

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Among politicians, Gerard de Ridefort ranks 2,528 out of 15,710Before him are Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Alcinous, Mohammed Nadir Shah, Kārlis Ulmanis, Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, and Walter Scheel. After him are Basiliscus, François Grimaldi, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, Samora Machel, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, and Auguste Mariette.

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Among people born in 1141, Gerard de Ridefort ranks 2Before him is Nizami Ganjavi. After him are Malcolm IV of Scotland, Eisai, and Floris III, Count of Holland. Among people deceased in 1189, Gerard de Ridefort ranks 5Before him are Henry II of England, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Benkei, and William II of Sicily. After him are Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony, Humbert III, Count of Savoy, and Frederick, Duke of Bohemia.

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Among people born in Belgium, Gerard de Ridefort ranks 100 out of 899Before him are Yves Chauvin (1930), Gilles Binchois (1400), Auguste Beernaert (1829), Matilda of Flanders (1031), Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon (1673), and Ferdinand Verbiest (1623). After him are Philippe de Champaigne (1602), Justus Lipsius (1547), Jacob Obrecht (1457), Corneille Heymans (1892), David Teniers the Younger (1610), and Anne of France (1461).

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