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Hospitaler

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hospitaler One of an order of knights who built a hospital at Jerusalem for pilgrims, A. D. 1042. They were called Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, and after the removal of the order to Malta, Knights of Malta.
    • Hospitaler One residing in a hospital, for the purpose of receiving the poor, the sick, and strangers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Hospitaler One devoted to the care of the sick or the needy in a hospital or hospitals; specifically, a member of one of the medieval communities of laymen, monks, knights, etc., who bound themselves to observe certain monastic rules, generally the rule of Augustine, and to devote themselves to the care of the poor and the sick in hospitals. The principal order was the Brethren of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, founded for pilgrims at Jerusalem about a. d. 1048. They are best known as the Knights Hospitalers, or Knights of St. John (in full, Knights Hospitalers of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem), and in history as Knights of Rhodes or of Malta. (See below.) The Teutonic Knights developed in a similar way. Other orders were the Hospitalers of Burgos, Hospital Brethren of the Holy Spirit, etc.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. hospitalier,. See Hospital, and cf. Hostler

Usage

In literature:

So the monks were sometimes designated as the Hospitalers and sometimes the Brothers of St. John.
"Richard I" by Jacob Abbott
A great part of the possessions of the order was subsequently made over to the Hospitallers.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
The premises of the Temple were eventually (1340) granted to the Knights Hospitallers, the rivals and bitter enemies of the fallen Order.
"Memorials of Old London" by Various
They seem to have separated from the Knights Hospitallers at the end of the 11th, or beginning of the 12th centuries.
"The Leper in England: with some account of English lazar-houses" by Robert Charles Hope
There was an old community of French Hospitaller Canonesses of Saint-Esprit.
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
He is the patron of hospitallers, and his day is celebrated on January 17.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
Its French estates were granted to the Hospitallers, but actually Philip IV.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
Order of St. John (or Hospitallers) founded 209 1116.
"Sketches of Church History" by James Craigie Robertson
THE KNIGHTS HOSPITALLERS OF ST. JOHN.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
Hospitallers, Order of, 381.
"Villani's Chronicle" by Giovanni Villani
The Knights Hospitallers also possessed a very handsome building.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)" by George Warburton
I am undecided whether to turn Hospitaller or to marry an heiress.
"'Gloria Victis!'" by Ossip Schubin
Did she hold a lease of the manor and manor-house of Hampton of the Knights Hospitallers?
"Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 90, July 19, 1851" by Various
The master hospitaller asked them if they were cured and could walk.
"The Legend of Ulenspiegel" by Charles de Coster
Extensive property in the parish also belonged to the priory of the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem at Clerkenwell.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
It was the two great orders of the Templars and the Hospitallers which were, in reality, most dangerous to the kingdom.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
The humility of these Hospitallers was extreme.
"Secret Societies of the Middle Ages" by Thomas Keightley
The Genoese and Templars sided with Philip, the Pisans and Hospitallers with Richard.
"Heroines of the Crusades" by C. A. Bloss
THE HOSPITALLERS AND KNIGHTS TEMPLARS (A.D. 1118-1313).
"Curiosities of Christian History" by Croake James
The Hospitallers then, reduced to seven in number, reached a ship, and quitted the shores of Palestine.
"The History of Chivalry" by G. P. R. James
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