order of the Dragon Picture

this is a little logo thingy i did for this drawing which i am working on and its gonna be really kewl.
for those of you who dont know what the order of the dragon is well heres what it was.

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December 13 - The Order of the Dragon is officially formated under King Sigismund of Hungary.
Henry, Prince of Wales (later Henry V of England) retakes Aberystwyth from Owen Glendower.
The Yongle Encyclopedia is completed.

..... Click the link for more information. , the charter for the Order was publicly announced, dedicating the Order to the defense of the cross from its enemies, particularly the Turks
The Turkic people are any of various peoples whose members speak languages in the Turkic family of languages. These people, possibly numbering 150 million in population, are probably the diverse descendants of large groups of tribespeople who originated in Central Asia.


Nomenclature The first mention of the term "Turk" which remains to this day, was by the Gokturks in the 6th century. A letter by the Chinese Emperor written to the Gokturk khan named Isbara in 585 describes him as "the Great Turk khan". The Orhun inscriptions from the same time use the term "Turuk".
..... Click the link for more information. . The founding twenty-four members were indoctrinated in 1408, including:
Sigismund of Luxembourg, King of Hungary Sigismund (February 14/15, 1368 - December 9, 1437) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1433 to 1437.

The third and last German Emperor and fourth Bohemian king of the Luxembourg dynasty, Sigismund, second son of the Emperor Charles IV, was born in Nuremberg.

Through his marriage to Mary, queen (1382-1385 and 1386-1395) of Hungary, Sigismund became the country's king in 1386 despite opposition among the nobility. In 1396 he organised a crusade to repel the Ottoman Turks, who were threatening Hungary from the south, but the Christian forces were routed at Nicopolis (now Nikopol, Bulgaria).
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King Alfonso of Aragon and Naples
Stefan Lazarevic of Serbia
King Ladislaus II of Poland
Vladislaus II Jagiello (Polish W& #322;adysław II Jagiełło, Lithuanian Jogaila) (c.1350-1434), grand duke of Lithuania from 1377 (or 1378) until 1392 (or 1401), became king of Poland as Vladislaus II in 1386 after converting to Christianity and marrying Jadwiga, second of Poland's Angevin rulers.

His original name was Jogaila (Jagiello) and his Christian name was Vladislaus (Polish: Władysław also seen Wladislaus, Ladislaus, Ladislas or Vladislav)
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Grand Prince Vitovd of Lithuania
Duke Ernst of Austria
Christopher III, Duke of Bavaria and King of Denmark
For their symbol A symbol or (in many senses) token is a representation of something — an idea, object, concept, quality, etc..

Nature of symbolsA symbol can be a material object whose shape or origin is related, by nature or convention, to the thing it represents: for instance, the crucifix is the main symbol of Christianity, and the scepter is a traditional symbol of royal power.
..... Click the link for more information. , the Order designed an insignia of a dragon
In European mythology, a dragon is a serpent-like legendary creature. The Latin word draco, as in the constellation Draco, comes directly from Greek drakones. The Dragon is sometimes known by the Nordic word, ormr (Old English wyrm means serpent — draca means dragon). Though a winged creature, the dragon is generally to be found in its chthonic lair, a cave that identifies it as an ancient creature of earth, like the mythic serpent, that was a source of knowledge even in Eden.
..... Click the link for more information. with its tail coiled around its neck. On the back of the dragon from the base of the neck to the tail is the red cross of St. George For alternate uses, see Saint George (disambiguation)


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Saint George (c. 275/ 280 - April 23, 303), either a soldier of the Roman Empire and later Christian martyr or a figure in Christian mythology.

Traditional originThe traditional account of his life is considered to have originated in the 4th century. According to it, George was born to a Christian family during the late 3rd century. His father was from Cappadocia and served as an officer of the army. His mother was from Lydda, Palestine. She returned to her native city as a widow along with her young son. She reportedly provided her son with a respectable education.
..... Click the link for more information. , with the entire image on a silver field. The dragon represented the Beast

A beast, in the English language, is most often used as a synonym for animal.
In South African English, often it refers more specifically to a cow or a large antelope, by analogy with the Dutch term beest (q.v. wildebeest, hartebeest).
The Beast is a figure who appears in Christian millennial end times prophecy from the Book of Revelation. Some believe he is synonymous with the Antichrist, while others say the Beast is the Antichrist's independent ally. The Beast is associated with the number 666, the Number of the Beast.


..... Click the link for more information. of the Book of Revelation The Revelation of St. John the Divine, popularly known as the Book of Revelation or The Apocalypse (apocalypse is from the Greek for "revelation"), is the final book and the only prophetical book of the New Testament in the Bible.
The book is addressed to seven churches, at Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.

It contains an account of the author, named John in the text, who saw a vision describing future events at the end of the world--involving the final rebellion by Satan at Armageddon, God's final defeat of Satan, and the restoration of peace to the world.
..... Click the link for more information. while the red cross represented the victory of Christ Christ, from the Greek Χρι& #963;τός, or Khristós, means anointed, and is equivalent to the Hebrew term Messiah. In the Christian religion it is a proper name for Jesus of Nazareth.


History in the Old Testament In the Hebrew faith tradition, anointing (with oil) was a key element of religious ceremony
..... Click the link for more information. over the forces of darkness. Members were required to wear the symbol (often as a medallion) at all times and were often buried with the symbol
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EventsFebruary 21 - The trial of Joan of Arc
March 3 - Eugenius IV becomes Pope
May 30 - In Rouen, France, 19-year old Joan of Arc is burned at the stake.
Foundation of University of Poitiers

..... Click the link for more information. , Sigismund chose to expand the ranks of the Order. To achieve this, he invited a number of politically influential and militarily useful vassals and nobles for indoctrination into the Order. Included in this ceremony was Vlad II Dracul Vlad II, Dracul (c. 1390 - 1447) was a ruler of Wallachia (located in present day Romania) from 1436 to 1442 and again from 1443 to 1447. He was a member of the royal House of Basarab and son of Mircea cel Batran. The ruler of Wallachia was officially a vassal of the King of Hungary. He was also Frontier Commander with the responsibility of protecting commerce and trade routes from Transylvania to Wallachia for the Roman Catholic Church. Although Vlad II was in favor with the Roman Catholic Church, he is known to have murdered members of the rival royal House of Danesti, a not-so-distant relation to his own father's House of Basarab. The House of Basarab was founded by Basarab I. This is of course how he gained power in Wallachia, upon returning from exile in Transylvania in 1436.
..... Click the link for more information. , father of Vlad III Dracula Vlad III Dracula (Also known as Vlad Ţepeş /tse'pesh/ or Vlad the Impaler), lived November/December, 1431 - December, 1476, reigned as Prince of Wallachia 1448, 1456-1462 and 1476. He was born in Sighişoara, Transylvania. Thanks to his rule, Wallachia preserved its independence in relation with the Ottoman threat. He is known in Turkish as Kaziglu Bey, or "the Impaler Prince", and is a popular folk hero in Romania and Moldova even today. However, he was a savage ruler - his enemies were impaled, hence his nickname.
..... Click the link for more information. , who was serving as frontier commander guarding the passes from Transylvania
Transylvania (Transilvania or Ardeal in Romanian, Erdély in Hungarian, Siebenbürgen in German, Urdul in Turkish, Sedmohradsko in Slovak, Siedmiogród in Polish) is a historic region that forms the western and the central parts of Romania.


GeographyA high plateau, Transylvania is separated in the South from Walachia
..... Click the link for more information. to Wallachia Wallachia (also spelt Walachia) formed a Romanian principality in eastern Europe from the late Middle Ages until the mid-19th century.

The capital city changed over time, from Curtea de Arges to Targoviste and finally Bucharest.


Geography
Wallachia was situated north of the Danube and south of the Carpathian Mountains.

Its neighbours were the Ottoman Empire to the south, Transylvania to the north-west and Moldavia to the north-east.
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The addition of new members caused the creation of many classes within the Order. Each class had a slight variation on the symbol of the order, although the dragon motif was dominant in each variation. Common changes included the addition of inscriptions like "O quam misericors est Deus" ("Oh, how merciful God is") and "Justus et paciens" ("Justifiably and peacefully"). The order remained prominent until the death of Sigismund in 1437
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foundation of All Souls College, University of Oxford.
Ulugh Beg's Zij-i-Sultani star catalog is published.

..... Click the link for more information. . Without a strong sponsor, the Order quickly lost influence and prestige.


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