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Heinrich Walpot von Bassenheim

Heinrich Walpot von Bassenheim (died 1200), also known as Henry Walpot, was the first Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, serving from 1198 to 1200. As little is known about him, information regarding the Grand Master is mostly based on historians' theories.

Walpot hailed from a rich family from Mainz. He was in favour of turning the organization into a military order. In 1199 he received a copy of monastery rules from Gilbert Horal, the Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and on behalf of Pope Innocent III. It was based on the rules of the Templars.

Walpot died and was buried in Acre.

External links

  • Die Grafen von Bassenheim (German)

Grand Master of the Teutonic Order
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Otto von Kerpen
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