Richard de Bures

Richard de Bures (? – May 1247) may have been seventeenth Grand Master of the Knights Templar, from 1245 to 1247, although many sources make no mention of him.[1][2][3][4] It is possible he simply acted as a Master during Périgord's captivity.

Richard de Bures
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Coat of arms of Richard de Bures
Grand Master of the Knights Templar
In office
Personal details
DiedMay 1247
Religious titles
Preceded by
Armand de Lavoie
Grand Master of the Knights Templar
Succeeded by
Guillaume de Sonnac


  1. ^ Barber, Malcolm (2012). The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple. Canto Classics. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-1076-0473-5.
  2. ^ Barber, Malcolm (2006). The Trial of the Templars. Canto Classics (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-1076-4576-9.
  3. ^ Madden, Thomas F. (2013). The Concise History of the Crusades. Critical Issues in World and International History (3rd ed.). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4422-1575-7.
  4. ^ Tyerman, Christopher (2009). God's War: A New History of the Crusades (2nd ed.). Belknap Press. ISBN 978-0-6740-3070-1.