This dissertation draws on written sources to demonstrate a strong link between St George and knighthood. There is a focus on the areas of war and tournament. Moreover, it is shown that St George can be described as an errant knight, who proves his valiancy through ‚aventiure’. The connections between the artworks necessitate an analysis in several domains of association. Within the given period, St George appears remarkably frequently as ‚miles christianus’, slaying the dragon on horseback. Of particular importance is Emperor Maximilian I., who is tied closely with the prestige of St George. An additional role is played by the imminent threat to the Christian faith through the advancement of Ottoman troops. Seperate analyses are concerned with the rider/horse relationship. Questions such as how St George tames his horse, as well as the equipment of horse and rider and the role of the horse, are illuminated.