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Otto von Kerpen - Europeana Collections
Otto von Kerpen (died 1208) was the second Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, from 1200 to 1208.Otto came from a poor Rhenish knightly family residing in the castle of Kerpen in Kerpen, Rhineland-Palatinate. While Grand Master, he strove to make the Teutonic Knights independent from the older military orders of the Knights Templar and the...