Jacques de Molay’s Arrest and Execution ~ Some Facts….

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…as opposed to myths!

Jacques de Molay was the Last Grand Master of the Order of The Temple, allegedly. Some say he appointed a successor before he died and the Order lives on.  See the Larmenius Charter here

Above is a photo of Jacques de Molay’s Death-Site Plaque.  Note The Date. 18 Mars (March) 1314

Thats E-I-G-H-T-E-E-N-T-H!

Source for photo.

(Thanks to Oscar from NL!)

What day of the week was that?

March 18, 1314: Day of the Week
March 18, 1314 was the 77th day of the year 1314 in the Gregorian calendar.

The day of the week was Sunday.

The day of the week for March 18, 1314 under the old Julian calendar was Monday.  Source  Dayoftheweek.org

Here is some background information of the Temple Order, including the arrests of the Knights and the site of Jacques de Molay’s execution at this link

Note that the arrests were made nearly seven years prior on 13 October 1307 which in the Gregorian calendar was a Thursday and under the old Julian calendar was a Friday.  (Thanks to Dayoftheweek.org)

The place of execution was a small island “Ile des Juifs” adjacent to the Ile de la Cité. The site was chosen so that Jacques could see the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris as he was burnt alive at the stake.

There is some debate as to whether the execution took place a week before on March 11, 1314. Nevertheless, the actual Day Of The Week is the same as above. 🙂