The curse of the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar

Jacques de Molay was the 23rd Grand Master of the Knights Templar, acting as the order’s leader from 1292 until 1307 when the order was dissolved by order of Pope Clement V and Molay was sentenced to burn at the stake. [1]

Upon being burned at the stake, Jacques de Molay allegedly cursed King Philip IV of France and Pope Clement V, stating that “from this your heinous judgement to the living and true God, who is in Heaven”, warning the Pope and King Philip that they would answers for their crimes in the presence of God within a year’s time.[2]

Surely enough, King Philip and Clement V both died within a year of Molay’s execution: Philip dying due to a stroke and Clement of illness. The Direct Capetian kings of France between 1314 and 1328 followed, then the sons and a grandson of Philip IV. In fourteen years time of Molay’s death, the 300-year-old House of Capet collapse.

Coincidence? God only knows.


1. “Jacques de Molai”, Catholic Encyclopedia.

2. Ferretto of Vicenza, ‘Historia rerum in Italia gestarum ab anno 1250 as annum usque 1318’, c. 1328, in Malcolm Barber’s, The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple (Cambridge University Press, 1993), pp. 314–315.

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