See also:order of the knights of St
See also:John of Jerusalem (q.v.), was
See also:born at
See also:Amalfi about the
See also:year 1040 . According to other accounts
See also:Martigues in
See also:Provence was his birthplace, while one authority even names the Chateau d'
See also:Avesnes in Hainaut . Either as a soldier or a
See also:merchant, he found his way to Jerusalem, where a hospice had for some
See also:time existed for the convenience of those who wished to visit the
See also:holy places . Of this institution
See also:Gerard became
See also:guardian or
See also:provost at a date not later than Iroo; and here he organized that religious order of St John which received papal recognition from
See also:Paschal II. in 1113, by a bull which was renewed and confirmed by Calixtus II. shortly before the
See also:death of Gerard in 1120 .
GERARD (d. I1o8)
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