The development of the Order of St. John in Jerusalem under Grandmaster

Auger de Balben

1160 - 1162

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After Raymond's death the Order was headed by FrÓ Auger de Balben (AD 1160-1162), possibly from the langue of Provence, like his successor an elderly Frenchman from the Dauphine.

[Pope Alexander III receiving a messenger]

FrÓ Auger de Balben contributed very sucessfully to the peace of the church and the state by uniting the church of Palestine in their support of

Pope Alexander III
against the antipope Victor III. and by his diplomatic intervention to prevent civil war when after King Baldwin III.'s death (who had no children) Baldwin's brother Armaury was to take the throne and this was disputed by others aspiring the throne.

Under FrÓ Auger de Balben's and both his successors' period of leadership (between AD 1160 and 1170) falls the establishment of the Order in Spain.

Patron Saints Index Pope Alexander III

Blessed GÚrard
This page is part of the publication: Blessed GÚrard and his "everlasting brotherhood": The Order of St. John of Jerusalem

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