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"King Philip, no punishment is too heinous for the great evil you have inflicted upon the Temple. I curse you! Curse you to the thirteenth generation of your blood! You shall be cursed!"
―Jacques de Molay to Philip IV of France at the former's execution, 1314.[src]
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Philip IV

Philip IV (April or June 1268 – 29 November 1314), also known as Philip the Fair, was the King of France from 1285 until his death in 1314. He was the husband of Joan I of Navarre, and King of Navarre and Count of Champagne from 1284 to 1305 by virtue of marriage.

In the early 14th century, Philip IV was unknowingly influenced by the Assassins to make Pope Clement V turn against the Templars,[1] ensuring that the Order was condemned as heretics by the Catholic Church. Philip had Grand Master Jacques de Molay and sixty other Templars arrested, and the subsequent trials, confessions, and executions spelled the end of the Order's public era.[2]



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