Timeline of the Ancient Templars

1099 First crusade captures Jerusalem
1118 Order founded
1127 Hugh de Payen and Knights Templar return to France
1127 Bernard of Clairvaux writes rule of order for the templars based on Cistercian rules
1127 First donation of land to Templars by Count Thybaud
1127 Hugh de Payens granted land for first Temple Church in Holborn, London
1129 Templars endorsed  by the Roman Catholic Church at the Council of Troyes and given the white mantle
1129 Battle in Damascus, Templars defeated
1130 Templars receive privileges from Alfonso I of Spain
1139 Pope Innocent II issues the papal bull Omne Datum Optimum exempting the Order from obedience to local laws
1139 Battle in Damascus, Templars defeated
1147 Start of Second Crusade where Templars probably gained their red crosses
1148 Battle in Damascus, Templars defeated
1150 Order begins use of letters of credit
1153 Siege of Ascalon where Grand Master Bernard de Tremelay leads 40 Templars, but are not supported by rest of army and are surrounded and beheaded
1154 Grand Master Andre de Montbard superintended Masons in England and built their Temple in Fleet Street, London
1177 Battle of Montgisard, Templars victorious
1184 Army of Jerusalem and Guy of Lusignan, king of Jerusalem defeated, all surviving Templars were executed
1187 Battle of Cresson Springs Templars defeated
1187 Battle of Hattin, Jerusalem falls to Saladin
1189 Siege of Acre, Saladin beheads the Grand Master GĂ©rard de Ridefort for breaking treaties
1190-1191 Siege of Acre Templars victorious
1191 Battle of Arsuf Templars victorious
1191 Templars and Crusaders capture Acre
1218 Battle of Damietta Templars defeated
1229 Crusaders recapture Jerusalem
1244 Khwarezmi Turks capture Jerusalem
1249 Battle of Damietta Templars defeated
1250 Battle of Mansurah Templars defeated
1263 Prince Edward, the future Edward I enters the Temple church in London and ransacked the treasury
1271 Prince Edward, the future Edward I led a crusade and was saved from an assassins poisoned blade by drugs supplied by the Templars
1272 Council of England meets at the Temple in London and draft a letter to Prince Edward informing him of his accession to the throne
1291 Battle of Saphet Templars defeated
1291 Siege of Acre, Templars lose Acre and move to Cyprus
1300 Templars attempt military action from the island of Arwad without success
1302/3 Templars lose island of Arwad, their last foothold in the holy land
1305 Templars accused of heresy by knight who had lefty the Order
1305 Pope Clement V raises possibility of merging Templars and Hospitallers
1306 Pope Clement invites Templars and Hospitallers for discussions on merger
1307 October 13 Philip IV arrests Templars across France
1307 November 22 Pope Clement issues papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae, ordering arrest of Templars across Europe
1308 Chinon Parchment shows papal trial absolved Templars of heresy
1310 Philip IV orders Templars who have recanted their confessions to be burnt alive at the stake
1312 At the Council of Vienne Pope Clement V issues the papal bull Vox in excelso, dissolving the Order, and Ad providam, turning over most Templar assets to the Hospitallers
1314 March 18 Jacques de Molay, Grand Master and Geoffrey de Charney, Preceptor of Normandy, burnt alive at the stake
1314 Pope Clement V dies
1314 king Philip IV dies