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THE ORDER OF THE DRAGON

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Sigismund, King of Hungary (r. 1387-1437) and later Holy Roman Emperor (r. 1433-1437). On December 12, 1408, following the Battle of Dobor in which he slaughtered most of Bosnia's nobility, many of whom had fought the Turks; Sigismund and his queen, Barbara of Celje, founded the league known today as the Order of the Dragon. Its statutes, written in Latin, call it a society (societas) whose members carry the signum draconis, but assign no name to it. Contemporary records, however, refer to it by a variety of similar if unofficial names, such as Gesellschaft mit dem Trakchen, Divisa seu Societate Draconica, Societate Draconica seu Draconistrarum and Fraternitas Draconum. It was to some extent modelled after the earlier Hungarian monarchical order, the Order of St. George (Societas militae Sancti Georgii), founded by King Carol Robert of Anjou in 1318. It likewise adopted St. George as its patron saint, whose legendary defeat of a dragon was used as a symbol for the military and religious ethos of the order.
davidmccloud42 Uploaded by davidmccloud42 on . THE ORDER OF THE DRAGON - Desktop Nexus Abstract Download free wallpapers and background images: THE ORDER OF THE DRAGON. Desktop Nexus Abstract background ID 873051. Sigismund, King of Hungary (r. 1387-1437) and later Holy Roman Emperor (r. 1433-1437). On December 12, 1408, following the Battle of Dobor in which he slaughtered most of Bosnia's nobility, many of whom had fought the Turks; Sigismund and his queen, Barbara of Celje, founded the league known today as the Order of the Dragon. Its statutes, written in Latin, call it a society (societas) whose members carry the signum draconis, but assign no name to it. Contemporary records, however, refer to it by a variety of similar if unofficial names, such as Gesellschaft mit dem Trakchen, Divisa seu Societate Draconica, Societate Draconica seu Draconistrarum and Fraternitas Draconum. It was to some extent modelled after the earlier Hungarian monarchical order, the Order of St. George (Societas militae Sancti Georgii), founded by King Carol Robert of Anjou in 1318. It likewise adopted St. George as its patron saint, whose legendary defeat of a dragon was used as a symbol for the military and religious ethos of the order. Rating: 4

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Uploaded By: davidmccloud42
Date Uploaded: November 15, 2011
Filename: res-1184302_495_395.jpg
Original Resolution: 895x695
File Size: 182.44KB
Category: Photography

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