Execution of Jacques de Molay

According to the decision handed down during the Council of Vienee, the prisoners were sentenced to life imprisonment. Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, claimed his innocence and was condemned to death.

On April 13, 1314, in the churchyard, Jacques de Molay was tied to the fire. There, he cursed the king and his descendants, as well as the Pope. Forty-two days later Clement V died; a few months later, King Philip IV also died. The same happened in the following years, to the king's three sons, his successors to the kingdom, ending the direct lineage of three centuries of the Capetian Dynasty. The story of the curse thus became part of Templar legend.