Name: Andre I de Montbard
Death: 17 JAN 1156 in Jerusalem 1
Occupation: 5th Grand Master of the Knights Templar
Change Date: 11 MAR 2008
André de Montbard (c. 1103-January 17, 1156) was the fifth Grand Master of the Knights Templar and also one of the new founders of the Order.
The Montbard family came from Hochadel in Burgundy, and André was an uncle of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, being a half-brother of Bernard's mother Aleth de Montbard.
He entered the Order in 1129 and went to Palestine, where he quickly rose to the rank of seneschal, deputy and second-in-command to the Grand Master.
After the Siege of Ascalon on August 22, 1153, André was elected Grand Master to replace Bernard de Tremelay, who had been killed during an assault on the city on August 16.
Father: Bernard II de Montbard
Mother: Humberge de Roucy
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