Île aux Juifs

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Coordinates: 48°51′26″N 2°20′25″E / 48.857328°N 2.340152°E / 48.857328; 2.340152

Île aux Juifs, Paris, also called Île des Templiers, was an island on the Seine in Paris situated just west of the Île de la Cité. The island was named for the number of executions of Jews that took place on it during the Middle Ages.[1] It still exists, though it was joined to the Île de la Cité when the Pont Neuf was built.

It was on this island that Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Templars, and several of the remaining members of the Templar order were burnt to death on 18 March 1314.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Lacroix, Revue universelle des arts, Volume 3, 1856
  2. ^ Guillaume de Nangis, Chronique latine