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The Knights Templar, a.k.a. the bad guys from the original Assassin’s Creed that you take out with pin-point accurate knife-punches to the back of the neck from horseback, are a popular facet of pop culture. Which has meant that over the years, what exactly they did and who they were has been muddied by Hollywood. So, here are 10 facts you may not know about this not-so-secret ancient order of knights… →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 → → GET A T-SHIRT - http://www.toptenz.net/toptenz-t-shirts →Top 10 Objects That Were Clearly Invented Just to Annoy Physics: https://youtu.be/0MVGeRa-vLo Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Brand new videos 7 days a week! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriginaltoptenz/ Learn more about the host: →Simon's VLOG: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvqt8j7DfPmveJp3UOk9XTg Business inquiries to [email protected] Other TopTenz Videos: Top 10 ANCIENT WARRIORS - by Metatron https://youtu.be/usPUV96kzjE?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnJxUxVB7_iVyUoudkWy59vW Top 10 HORRIFYING Facts About AZTEC WARRIORS https://youtu.be/kxFfotqdKoU?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnJxUxVB7_iVyUoudkWy59vW Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/10-fascinating-facts-knights-templar.php Coming up: 10. They Basically Invented Banks 9. Also Basically a Mega-Corp (That Owned Cyprus) 8. Individual Knights Were Dirt Poor 7. They Were Above All Laws 6. Had the Order Destroyed Because He Owed Them Money 5. Hundreds of Templars were Arrested on Friday the 13th 4. Caught Because of Their Beards 3. They Were Never Allowed To Surrender 2. Only about 10% of Templars were Knights 1. That Templars Always Wore Those Tunics Source/Further reading: http://history.econtrader.com/the_first_banking_institution.htm http://www.cypnet.co.uk/ncyprus/history/17a.htm http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/templars/knights_templars01.htm https://www.britannica.com/topic/Templars https://www.britannica.com/biography/Philip-IV-king-of-France http://www.latintimes.com/why-friday-13th-unlucky-find-out-what-happened-day-1307-curse-it-bad-luck-138728 http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/12/The-Knights-Templar/ http://www.medievalwarfare.info/templars.htm http://www.knightstemplar-uk.co.uk/originaltemplarrules.html
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Anthony Jordan (2 days ago)
Thanks for sharing, doing to research work on Freemasonry.
Atomic Newt (2 days ago)
Who would win? Templar knights with alot of armour vs Some assassin boi
Crusader of youtube (2 days ago)
deus vult
FlyDog 1608 (5 days ago)
Yet Ezio could still murder all of them...
Maqtal Samatar Salah (5 days ago)
Did they lose the crusades??
Z J (11 days ago)
Your talk is disgusting !
john regalia (13 days ago)
Also was allied and received tribute from the Muslim assassin's
Nabo42 (14 days ago)
Anyone interested should read Dungeon, Fire and Sword. Great book, goes into detail about them.
MR250RGUY (16 days ago)
spec ops always have beards
Eugene S. (18 days ago)
It's time for a crusade.
supra anon (19 days ago)
They still rule the world now . All from Switzerland
Dont correct Plisss (22 days ago)
Well they killed them because they used witchery and black magic in churches -_-
Sean Reeves (23 days ago)
You wouldn't read the Bible backwards. That would be blasphemy.
Dunedain Huscarl (24 days ago)
3:23 Oh my goodness x(
DigitalRanger (1 month ago)
Wonderful video!
thottie slayer (1 month ago)
Man i hate the french
Lady Durant (1 month ago)
Raddy Daddy (1 month ago)
Hey v sauce
Felipe Van Leeuwen (1 month ago)
so top 10 horrifying for others, but for the knights it is top 10 fascinating. lol
Johnathan Tatom (1 month ago)
Long live the Templars
Michael Dugmore (1 month ago)
Does anyone believe that the Templar knights never existed?
LeftoverCrass FPV (1 month ago)
Today i found out that there's a large amount of atheists that dont believe these knights existed and the Crusades were made up,. Seriously,
Zach Vossler (1 month ago)
May the Father Of Understanding guide us...
Stroppy (1 month ago)
Snake Craft (1 month ago)
* Templar kicks down the door holding a bible and sword * time for the tenth crusade
Nobody (1 month ago)
We need them back...
Echo (1 month ago)
They did no wrong
Angry Astartes (1 month ago)
Goddamned French and their fake news.
Leonard Wong (2 months ago)
hope the knights are reinstated. above the law though.... hmmm not right. Why not create a modern ver.?
Samuel Hayden (2 months ago)
IT SAYS YOU ARE A HERETIC! DEUS VULT ⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️⚔️
Carmel Teuma Vella (2 months ago)
They now own Switzerland and the banking system, and, do you recognize their flag?
Dylan Christman (2 months ago)
*_May the father of understanding guide us all..._*
We are assassin's
Robert McCutcheon (2 months ago)
The king of France killing them because he owed them money. Is not 100% true . The real reason they were killed was because Following the recapture of most of the crusader kingdoms. The knights templar lost there mane mission and became a standing army in Europe above most European law and not loyal to any ruler, only loyal to there own ideology. They also had hinted at wanting to take a province of France to govern as a monastic province ... which the king of France was having none of. He hated the idea of a army not loyal to himl within his kingdoms governing one of his provinces.
FYI at the time of the knights Templars and the Crusades plate armor wasn't a form a armor yet
Stephanie In the wild (2 months ago)
They were seized. Of course we know a couple to few would escape if possible. But all in all most valuables were seized. The knights Templar lived in poverty. In end taken out therefore were not above law long.
PHILIP WATSON 5 (2 months ago)
Douglas Crosby (2 months ago)
Well there's one wrong thing here though I'd like most all of it, the Templars did not know the Bible they did not even have a Bible and they certainly did not live by the Bible they were Roman Catholics and lived by the traditions of the church. The Catholic Church to this very day does not go by the Bible but by tradition. We would hope all people would go by the Bible and live by God's ways not man's ways and trust Christ as their Saviour according to the scriptures
René Sigrist (2 months ago)
The Philipp IV on one of the picture is Philipp IV of Spain, who lived in the 17th century, not Philipp IV of France, who lived in the 13th century !
Imma Ghost (2 months ago)
1. They werent GAY!
Farty McGee (2 months ago)
I am really enjoying this series. Thanks for making it available to everyone! Question: did all of the money end up in the hands of Heads of State and a select, few, super rich people? Well, besides the Pope/Vatican of course!
Nasty Rodriguez (2 months ago)
Bring the Islamic back. There's a current knight infestation. The killed 150 million of my ppl. Not Islam but my native chiefs
CasualNotice (2 months ago)
11) Templars featured heavily in the subjugation of Ireland, joining Henry II's army on the field, because the Pope didn't think that the Celtic Church was quite Catholic enough.
FurryFace (2 months ago)
the Templars served the Church and the Church served themselves after taking all the valuables and cash then got rid of the Templars to cover their tracks
Everything Salty (2 months ago)
Templar knights were the original rare hunters
Angry Applesauce (2 months ago)
That was Philip IV of Spain's pic you used. How can you not tell the difference between a Capet and a Hapsburg???
Pyrowaffles64 (2 months ago)
travis johnson (2 months ago)
Deus Vult
ivan zalac (3 months ago)
Hey, Simon, are you the Whistler blower? Ha, ha, lol!
Lilien Calvel (3 months ago)
I love templars
Pope Clement v also declared the Templars innocent (chinon parchment) of all heresies in 1307 before he was brainwashed by king Philip to destroy them.
dlptxxx (3 months ago)
wasn t the banks invented by the rotschild family?
Saraswathy Kannan (3 months ago)
Who Came Here Playing *Assassin's Creed* series
Dan B (3 months ago)
Another reason to dislike the the French.. $ hungry then, now is no difference. This scheit country undermined the temples to rob their wealth
Marco Natal (3 months ago)
DEUS VULT Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam (KJV: Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but to thy name give glory)
Marco Natal (3 months ago)
I heard of them, from what I read they said they were witches so they had to get rid of them. But I think they were making money and they were very popular so kingdoms got together and got rid of them.
Matthias (3 months ago)
@TopTenz, thank you so much for your very informative and interesting posts! Please just note that the image in #6 is that of Philip IV of Spain (House of Habsburg, a few centuries later...) not of Philip IV of France (House of Capet). Thanks again!
David (3 months ago)
J kre (3 months ago)
Two handed broad swords... There's no historical sword called two handed broad sword. Broad sword is reneisanse one handed baskethilt sword. No medieval sword is called broad sword. One handed european swords are arming swords and two handed are long swords. Broad sword and great sword are both reneisance era swords, not used in medieval times.
Matthew Garza (3 months ago)
every single video you make always stops on YouTube saying that there's a problem with playing the video you need to upload with a different loader
Ninja o clock (3 months ago)
Cyka blyat my comra.... oh wait deus vault for the holy land
digapygmy70 (3 months ago)
The drawings of those executions were set in Troyes, about an hour and a half outside of Paris. It's one of the few intact medieval cities because it was fortunate enough to avoid the bombs and warfare of WWII, so the city center looks pretty much the same now as it did then.
jose pinho (3 months ago)
Joseph Sepulveda (3 months ago)
The mustard stains and beards had me laughing
Jason Roark (4 months ago)
“Heavy plait armor”? You mean ganbenson and chainmail. Or did they have time machines too?
José seabra (4 months ago)
Philip IV of France is very similar to Philip IV of Spain
Nawi Hartati (4 months ago)
You say 6 but in the screen it says 4
Chip Tracy (4 months ago)
VW Guru (4 months ago)
Who says they are not around anymore
Carsonian The Great (4 months ago)
The Templars still exist. They were absorbed into the Knights Hospitaller which is now known as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. They still pledge their allegiance to the Pope.
Osmaer (4 months ago)
4:10 Beginning of Assassin's Creed Unity!
Comment Comment (4 months ago)
It’s almost CHRISTmas.... Merry CHRISTmas everybody
mac mittens (4 months ago)
Aye I went to go search on what the Templar was and I was hoping it was this guy narrating
Edd Z3r0x (5 months ago)
Seen (5 months ago)
ModernSurvivalist 57 (5 months ago)
First. Templar nights. Seceond. Nazies Third. Trump I applaud you if you get the joke
Johan Banman (5 months ago)
They were the British the French and German soldiers
Johan Banman (5 months ago)
They were bad
Nicholas Ennos (5 months ago)
Templars were Gnostics and the predecessors of the freemasons. They practised sodomy, spat on the cross and worshipped a head called Baphomet. Their confessions were true. Philip of France was motivated by religious zeal as well as greed in persecuting them.
Ya Boy Rihardo (5 months ago)
May the father of understanding guide us!
DSP (5 months ago)
I think it’s time for a new Crusade....
Greg Hamilton (5 months ago)
I enjoy your videos, I really do BUT your attempts at humour always seem to spoil them. It's getting to the stage where I am finding it hard to watch videos all the way through without the urge to "bail out" striking me...
J. D. (5 months ago)
So more white lies and thieves
Truls Andersen (6 months ago)
Turned it off after I heard that first fact is wrong >.<
Phoenix Lyon (6 months ago)
Is it possible that the Templars founded Switzerland? Bankers supreme, and the country's flag...red cross on a white field. ✌💙😸
Phoenix Lyon (6 months ago)
Well, the ones that made it out.
Phoenix Lyon (6 months ago)
Actually, wouldn't #10 really be travellers checks? "They were issued a note for the value of.." ✌💙😸
Flying Up (6 months ago)
You left out a detail: they found the hidden gold somewhere. Possibly took it to the English Isles, don’t know. A kept secret. The Roth family were poor but grew up figuring out loan sharking, threw Child on the end of their name and don’t ask me how they did it but they came across the gold! Spread it around to creste huge joints, Wall Street, Fort Knox. You know drill. Ultimately goal NWO - Jew at the top and Cattle as slaves at the bottom. 500,00 people on the planet. Probably food for the lizard kings. I’m going nuts 🥜
odeus predrinn (7 months ago)
most of the Templars were French and today still this culture still exists in France. powerful.
やまなかかいと (7 months ago)
They prayed to Baphomet!
Stephan Petri (7 months ago)
The templars were eradicated in 1312, the first full sets of plate armor were worn around 1420, so no templars were not "decked head to toe in heavy plate steel." and were not wearing "rad as hell" armor. They were wearing chainmail like every other Knight at the time.
American Templar (7 months ago)
Almighty BigB (7 months ago)
Age of empires is a fun game lmao
Jim Ellison (7 months ago)
GREAT VIDEO.............
Gaijin Senpai (7 months ago)
No 8 is not exactly, perfectly true. The weapons, armour, and horses that each knight had were themselves a form of wealth.
Rpg Madman (7 months ago)
Comrade Critical (7 months ago)
I'm making a comic about country balls, can some one tell me what country the Templars come from, thanks
Joshua Potts (7 months ago)
The Templars didn’t own “everything in the Holy Land.” Where did you get that awful information from 😂
Templar Brutus Atticus (7 months ago)
The first Marine Corps
Stevie Smooth (7 months ago)
Hey guys, V sauce here, here’s 10 facts about Knights Templar, or are there?

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