Medieval Glossary

St. Anthony, Knights of

A military order instituted by Albert, Duke of Bavaria, Holland, and Zealand when he designed to make war against the Turks in 1382. The knights wore a collar of gold made in the form of a hermit's girdle, from which hung a stick like a crutch, with a little bell.

Related term(s): None
Category: Knighthood and Chivalry
Added: 08.05.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 24.


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