Grand Commander of the Order of Christ
Conferred upon Sir Robert
Baden-Powell in 1920
A successor in the Kingdom of Portugal of
the Order of the Knights Templar, the Military Order of Christ has its origins
in the medieval "Order of the Knights of Our Lord Jesus Christ" which was
created on 14th March 1319 by Pope John XXII’s Bull, "Ad ea ex quibus".
For the history of the Order, see "The
Military Order of Christ."
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