a religious military order founded c1190 in the Holy Land by German crusaders that originally did charitable work among the sick and later fought against the Slavic and Baltic peoples in the eastward expansion of medieval Germany.
- Also called Teutonic Knights .
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How to use Teutonic Order in a sentence
Brass was founded by the Teutonic Order in 1211, and soon became a flourishing town.
From 1457 it was the residence of the grand master of the Teutonic Order, and from 1525 till 1618 of the dukes of Prussia.
Persuade Steffen to decide upon seeking an appointment somewhere from the Teutonic Order.Beethoven: A Memoir (2nd Ed.) | Elliott Graeme
This prince was the head of the Teutonic Order, and bore the title of Deutschmeister.Tyrol and its People | Clive Holland
They secularized and stole the Church property of the Teutonic Order.German Problems and Personalities | Charles Sarolea
British Dictionary definitions for Teutonic order
a military and religious order of German knights, priests, and serving brothers founded about 1190 during the Third Crusade, later conquering large parts of the Baltic provinces and Russia: Also called: Teutonic Knights
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