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List of Grand Masters of the Knights Hospitaller

Prince and Grand Master of The Knights Hospitaller
Incumbent
Matthew Festing
since 11 March 2008
Details
Style His Most Eminent Highness
First monarch The Blessed Gerard
Formation 1099
Residence Villa del Priorato di Malta
Palazzo Malta
Website .intorderofmalta
Coat of Arms of the Knights Hospitaller, from the facade of the church of San Giovannino dei Cavalieri, Florence
Coat of Arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes in Rhodes
Used as the GM's Palace from the 14th century to 1522
Fort Saint Angelo in Birgu
Used as the GM's Palace from 1530 to 1571
Grandmaster's Palace in Valletta
Used as the GM's Palace from 1571 to 1798

This is a list of Grand Masters of the Knights Hospitaller and its continuation the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, starting with founder The Blessed Gerard in 1099.

Contents

  • List of Grand Masters 1
  • See also 2
  • Notes 3
  • External links 4

List of Grand Masters

Order's Name No Picture Name Time in office Headquarters
Knights Hospitaller 1. The Blessed Gerard 1099–1120 Palestine
2. Raymond du Puy de Provence 1120–1160
3. Auger de Balben 1160–1163
4. Arnaud de Comps 1162–1163
5. Gilbert d'Aissailly 1163–1170
6. Gastone de Murols c. 1170–1172
7. Jobert of Syria 1172–1177
8. Roger de Moulins 1177–1187
9. Armengol de Aspa[1] 1187–1190
10. Garnier de Nablus 1190–1192
11. Geoffroy de Donjon 1193–1202
12. Afonso de Portugal 1202–1206
13. Geoffrey le Rat 1206–1207
14. Guérin de Montaigu 1207–1228
15. Bertrand de Thercy 1228–1231
16. Guerin de Montacute 1231–1236
17. Bertrand de Comps 1236–1240
18. Pierre de Vielle-Bride 1240–1242
19. Guillaume de Chateauneuf 1242–1258
20. Hugues de Revel 1258–1277
21. Nicolas Lorgne 1277–1284
22. Jean de Villiers 1284–1294 Cyprus
23. Odon de Pins 1294–1296
24. Guillaume de Villaret 1296–1305
25. Foulques de Villaret 1305–1319 Rhodes
Maurice de Pagnac
(unrecognized)
1317–1319
26. Hélion de Villeneuve 1319–1346
27. Dieudonné de Gozon 1346–1353
28. Pierre de Corneillan 1353–1355
29. Roger de Pins 1355–1365
30. Raymond Berengar 1365–1374
31. Robert de Juilly 1374–1376
32. Juan Fernández de Heredia 1376–1396
33. Riccardo Caracciolo[2] 1383–1395
34. Philibert de Naillac 1396–1421
35. Anton Flavian de Ripa 1421–1437
36. Jean de Lastic 1437–1454
37. Jacques de Milly 1454–1461
38. Piero Raimondo Zacosta 1461–1467
39. Giovanni Battista Orsini 1467–1476
40. Pierre d'Aubusson 1476–1503
41. Emery d'Amboise 1503–1512
42. Guy de Blanchefort 1512–1513
43. Fabrizio del Carretto 1513–1521
Sovereign Military Order of Malta 44. Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam 1521–1534 Malta
45. Piero de Ponte 1534–1535
46. Didier de Saint-Jaille 1535–1536
47. Juan de Homedes y Coscon 1536–1553
48. Claude de la Sengle 1553–1557
49. Jean Parisot de Valette 1557–1568
50. Pierre de Monte 1568–1572
51. Jean de la Cassière 1572–1581
Mathurin Romegas[3] 1581-1581
52. Hugues Loubenx de Verdalle 1581–1595
53. Martin Garzez 1595–1601
54. Alof de Wignacourt 1601–1622
55. Luís Mendes de Vasconcellos 1622–1623
56. Antoine de Paule 1623–1636
57. Giovanni Paolo Lascaris 1636–1657
58. Martin de Redin 1657–1660
59. Annet de Clermont-Gessant 1660-1660
60. Raphael Cotoner 1660–1663
61. Nicolas Cotoner 1663–1680
62. Gregorio Carafa 1680–1690
63. Adrien de Wignacourt 1690–1697
64. Ramon Perellos y Roccaful 1697–1720
65. Marc'Antonio Zondadari 1720–1722
66. António Manoel de Vilhena 1722–1736
67. Ramon Despuig 1736–1741
68. Manuel Pinto da Fonseca 1741–1773
69. Francisco Ximenes de Texada 1773–1775
70. Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc 1775–1797
71. Ferdinand von Hompesch
zu Bolheim
1797–1799
72. Paul I of Russia[4] 1798–1801 Saint Petersburg
Nikolay Saltykov[5] 1801–1803
73. Giovanni Battista Tommasi 1803–1805 Messina and Catania
Innico Maria Guevara-Suardo[6] 1805–1814 Catania
Andrea Di Giovanni y Centellés[6] 1814–1821
Antoine Busca[6] 1821–1834 Ferrara
Carlo Candida[6] 1834–1845 Rome
Filippo di Colloredo-Mels[6] 1845–1864
[6] 1865–1871
Giovanni Battista Ceschi
a Santa Croce
[6]
1871–1879
74. Giovanni Battista Ceschi
a Santa Croce
1879–1905
75. Galeas von Thun und
Hohenstein
1905–1931
76. Ludovico Chigi Albani
della Rovere
1931–1951
Antonio Hercolani Fava
Simonetti
[6]
1951–1955
Ernesto Paternò Castello
di Carcaci
[6]
1955–1962
77. Angelo de Mojana di Cologna 1962–1988
Jean Charles Pallavicini[6] 1988-1988
78. Andrew Bertie 1988–2008
Giacomo dalla Torre del
Tempio di Sanguinetto
[7]
2008
79. Matthew Festing 2008–Present

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Provisor, i.e. Overseer
  2. ^ Rival Grand Master
  3. ^ Lieutenant from 1577 to 1581 and Rival Grand Master in 1581
  4. ^ Grand Master de facto
  5. ^ Lieutenant de facto
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Lieutenant
  7. ^ Lieutenant ad interim

External links

  • Official site list of Grand Masters
  • Official site description of the Grand Master
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