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Grand Masters of the Knights Templar

The Knights Templar made great contributions in the evolution of military protocol, particularly in the delegation of authority and departmentalization. The Grand Master was the commander-in-chief of this formidable medieval military machine and though he may, at times, seek the advice of his officers, he alone had decision-making powers. He could delegate or withdraw authority at his own discretion. He also had the power to temporarily set aside or alter the Rule at any time if he felt that circumstances deemed it necessary or advantageous.

A Chronological List of the Grand Masters

Name/Years served as Grand Master

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