The Brotherhood of Assassins and the Order of the Knights Templar (more commonly known as the Assassins and Templars, respectively) have waged an ideological, and mostly covert, war since the beginning of recorded human history.
Where the Assassins fight to ensure the survival of freedom, and specifically free will in all mankind, the Templars seek to create the perfect world by emphasizing purpose, control, and order over the freedom of individual thought.
Both factions have fought their recondite war through the ages by seeking to place and embed themselves into the very fabric of society, in an attempt to further their goals and thus influence global events in plain sight. As a result, many notable figures have been either members of, or closely allied with, either of the two groups. Here is a look at some of these famous figures in history.