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KNIGHTS HOSPITALLERS

 

OF THE
SOVEREIGN ORDER OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM
KNIGHTS OF MALTA

History

  The politics of the eastern Mediterranean region during the era of the Crusades was quite complicated. With the Byzantine Empire in decline, there were few major countries and many minor principalities. The map was a quilt of duchies, bishoprics and bailiwicks that was ceaselessly forming and dissolving alliances with or against each other.

Order of St. John of Jerusalem, the Knights Hospitallers Ottoman Emperor, Suleiman the Magnificant