Medieval Glossary

Crescent (Knighthood and Chivalry)

The name of the name of two orders of knighthood during the Middle Ages. The first was instituted by Charles I, king of Naples and Sicily in 1268, while the second was created by Rene of Anjou in 1448.

Related term(s): Crescent; Knight; Chivalry; Alcantara, Order of; Knights Hospitaller; Knights Templar
Category: Knighthood and Chivalry
Added: 07.04.06
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 81.


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