Glitterburn (glitterburn) wrote in little_details,

Teutonic Knights – Augustinian or Benedictine?

Setting: late 14th century, the Teutonic Knights’ crusade in the Baltic.

Does anybody know which Rule the Teutonic Knights followed? When the Order started, it was Augustinian, but in 1199 the Knights fell into line with the Hospitallers and the Templars, both of which are/were Benedictine Orders. I’m wondering if the Teutonic Knights changed from Augustinian to Benedictine at this time.

Researched: I’ve googled a lot of pages on the Knights and searched for references to both religious Rules. I’ve also read The Monks of War by Desmond Seward. None of them are bringing me much joy.

Am I safe to assume they continued to be Augustinian or does anybody know differently?

Thank you!

ETA: Thank you, I've pretty much got the answer I was looking for :)
Tags: 1200-1299, 1300-1399, europe: history, ~middle ages, ~religion: christianity: catholicism

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