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Baltazar de Faria - Tomar, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
N 39° 36.223 W 008° 25.107
29S E 549926 N 4383936
Quick Description: The grave of Baltazar de Faria is located in the Cloister of the Cemetery in the Convent of the Order of Christ.
Location: Santarém, Portugal
Date Posted: 2/22/2015 3:32:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMNDPN
Views: 3

Long Description:
THE GRAVE
The grave of Baltazar de Faria is located in the Cloister of the Cemetery in the Convent of the Order of Christ. The cloister was used as a cemetery for the friars and the knights Order of Christ that were buried on the ground under the stone floor but the most important ones have monumental tombs on the walls. Baltazar de Faria is one of three that have that honor.

Baltazar de Faria
"Baltazar de Faria († 1584), was Knight Commander of the Order of Christ and counsel to the monarchs João III, Sebastião, Cardinal King Henrique and Philip I of Portugal (Philip II of Spain).
At the orders of João III he secured a Papal Bull from Pope Paul III that established the Inquisition in Portugal.
He was a judge for the Casa da Suplicação, the Inquisition court.
He is buried in a Renaissance tomb in the south gallery of the Cemetery Cloister." From: (visit link)


Order of Christ
"The Military Order of Christ (Ordem Militar de Cristo) previously the Order of the Knights of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Ordem dos Cavaleiros de Nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo) was the former Knights Templar order in Portugal, after the suppression of the Templars in 1312, by direct order of the Pope Clement V. It was founded in 1318, with the protection of the Portuguese King Dinis I, who refused to pursue and persecute the former knights as had occurred in all the other sovereign states under the Catholic Church influence.
Under heavy influence from Philip IV of France, Pope Clement V had the Knights Templar annihilated throughout France and most of Europe on charges of heresy, but King Denis of Portugal re-instituted the Templars of Tomar as the Order of Christ, largely for their aid during the Reconquista and in the reconstruction of Portugal after the wars. King Denis negotiated with Pope Clement's successor John XXII for the new order's recognition and right to inherit the Templar assets and property."
From: (visit link)
Description:
Baltazar de Faria was Knight Commander of the Order of Christ and counsel to the monarchs João III, Sebastião, Cardinal King Henrique and Philip I of Portugal (Philip II of Spain).


Date of birth: 1/1/1000

Date of death: 1/1/1584

Area of notoriety: Historical Figure

Marker Type: Tomb (above ground)

Setting: Indoor

Fee required?: Yes

Web site: [Web Link]

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Not listed

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