The Knights Hospitaller are confirmed as a religious order 1113

Saturday, February 15, 1113

The Knights Hospitaller were attached to a hospital in Jerusalem that was founded by Italian merchants around 1023, and run by monks. After the capture of Jerusalem during the First Crusade the monks went on to found other hospitals on the pilgrim route from Provençal through Italy  to provide care for poor, sick or injured pilgrims to the Holy Land.

On the 15th of February 1113, the Knights Hospitaller of Jerusalem were confirmed as a monastic order by Pope Paschal II.