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18th-century copper engraving by Laurent Cars, captioned Brother Gerard Tum, Founder of the Order of St John of Jerusalem 1099.
|Rector of the Hospital|
|Died||3 September 1120
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Major shrine||Monastery of St. Ursula, Valletta, Malta|
|Patronage||Day of Emergency Medicine (Poland)|
The Blessed Gerard (c. 1040 – 3 September 1120) was a lay brother in the Benedictine order who was appointed as rector of the hospice in Jerusalem in 1080, and who, in the wake of the success of the First Crusade in 1099, became the founder of the Order of St John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitaller) (papal recognition in 1113).
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