Jacques de Molay

1243 - 1314

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Jacques de Molay (French: [də mɔlɛ]; c. 1240–1250 – 11 or 18 March 1314), also spelled "Molai", was the 23rd and last grand master of the Knights Templar, leading the order from 20 April 1292 until it was dissolved by order of Pope Clement V in 1312. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacques de Molay has received more than 1,665,301 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Jacques de Molay is the 184th most popular religious figure (up from 206th in 2019), the 198th most popular biography from France (up from 231st in 2019) and the 11th most popular Religious Figure.

Jacques de Molay was the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar. He was burned at the stake in 1314 for heresy and blasphemy.

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Among religious figures, Jacques de Molay ranks 184 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Clement IX, Mani, Pope Urban III, Pope Leo III, Pope Marcellus II, and Pope Honorius III. After him are Pope Clement VI, Rita of Cascia, Pope Clement X, Pope Boniface V, Pope Sixtus II, and Pope Celestine V.

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Among people born in 1243, Jacques de Molay ranks 1After him are James II of Majorca, Emperor Go-Fukakusa, Giles of Rome, Zhenjin, and Philip I, Latin Emperor. Among people deceased in 1314, Jacques de Molay ranks 3Before him are Philip IV of France and Pope Clement V. After him are John Balliol, Albert II, Margrave of Meissen, Rainier I of Monaco, Lord of Cagnes, Helen of Anjou, Zhu Shijie, and Muhammad III of Granada.

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Among people born in France, Jacques de Molay ranks 198 out of 6,011Before him are Roland Barthes (1915), André Breton (1896), Gustave Le Bon (1841), Vilfredo Pareto (1848), Jean Racine (1639), and Georges Pompidou (1911). After him are Pope Clement VI (1291), Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou (1113), François Truffaut (1932), Henri de Saint-Simon (1760), Henri Rousseau (1844), and Léon Foucault (1819).


Among religious figures born in France, Jacques de Molay ranks 11Before him are Saint Sebastian (300), Thérèse of Lisieux (1873), Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Pope Gregory XI (1370), Pope John XXII (1244), and Pope Urban V (1310). After him are Pope Clement VI (1291), Saint Roch (1295), Pope Innocent VI (1282), Pope Benedict XII (1280), Francis de Sales (1567), and Pope Urban VI (1318).