posted on Mar, 1 2004 @ 09:02 AM
Could it be possible that the Knight Templars were the founders of Switzerland? There are a few connections between Switzerland and the Knights
The first central control of the area was introduced by the Germanic Hapsburg family, and especially Rudolph the First. After his death in 1291, a
start was made to create the Swiss Confederation. This period of time conforms exactly to the persecution of the Templars in France. It is widely
known that a lot of Templars escaped and fled to other countries. Looking at the fact that Switzerland is just to the east of France, this would seem
to be a logical place for them to flee to.
The Templars were the ones to introduce banking to the world. They were lending money to a lot of kings in their days, getting only wealthier and
wealthier (which is probably one of the reasons why Philip le Bel felt threatened by them). The thing Switzerland is mostly known for today, is it's
Finally, when looking at the flag of Switzerland, there's a white cross in the middle of the red flag, very much resembling the famous Templar
There is a book on this subject, "The Warriors and the Bankers" by Alan Butler and Stephen Dafoe. I haven't read anything of it yet, but was
curious about your opinions on this subject.