Knights Templar
Templars move headquarters to Acre
King Richard at the Siege of Acre ©Michael Perry
1191 Jan 1

Templars move headquarters to Acre

Acre, Israel

The siege of Acre was the first significant counterattack by Guy of Jerusalem against Saladin, leader of the Muslims in Syria and Egypt. This pivotal siege formed part of what later became known as the Third Crusade. The Templars move their headquarters to Acre after the Latin Crusaders successful siege of the city.