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Sovereign Military Order of Malta

Coat of Arms Arms of the Order's Works 1305

Government: Elective-Monarchy.

Headquarters: Rome, Italy.

Language: Latin, Italian, German, English.

Religion: Roman Catholic.

National Anthem: "Ave Crux Alba" ("Hail Thou White Cross")

National Day: St. John's Day, 24 June.

National Emplem: Maltese Cross.

National Motto: "Tuitio Fidei et Obsequium Pauperum" ("Defence of the faith and assistance to the poor")

Currency: Maltese Scudo.

 

Grand Masters of the Knights Hopitaller

1099 - 03 Sep 1120 Gerard Thom The Blessed

1120 - 25 Oct 1158 Raymund du Puy de Provence

29 Nov 1159 - 11 Mar 1162 Auger le Balben

Mar 1162 - 19 Jan 1163 Arnaud de Comps

19 Jan 1163 - 1170 Gilbert Assaillit

1170 - 1172 Cast de Murols

1172 - Oct 1177 Gérard Joubert de Syrie

Oct 1177 - 01 May 1187 Roger des Moulins

1188 Borrell

1188 - 1190 Armenguard d'Asp

1190 - Jun 1192 Garnier de Naplouse

1192 - 1202 Godefroi de Donjon

1202 - 1206 Afonso de Portugal

1206 - 22 May 1207 Geoffroy Le Rat

Oct 1207 - 11 Nov 1227 Garin du Montaigu

01 Mar 1228 - 1231 Bertrand de Thessy

01 May 1231 - May 1236 Pierre Guérin de Montaigu

20 Sep 1236 - Dec 1239 Bertrand de Comps

05 Apr 1240 - 17 Sep 1242 Pierre de Vieille-Brioude

Oct 1242 - 24 Jun 1258 Guillaume de Châteauneuf

Sep 1258 - 01 Apr 1277 Hugues de Revel

04 Aug 1277 - 12 Mar 1284 Nicolas de Lorgne

Sep 1284 - 20 Oct 1293 Jean de Villaret

30 Sep 1294 - 17 Mar 1296 Odon de Pins

26 Mar 1296 - Oct 1305 Guillaume de Villaret

03 Nov 1305 - 15 Aug 1310 Foulques de Villaret

15 Aug 1310 - 24 Dec 1522 See Rhodes, Greece

24 Dec 1522 - 23 Mar 1530 Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam

(In Malta after 23 Mar 1530 to 22 Aug 1534)

23 Mar 1530 - 22 Jun 1798 See under Malta

10 Sep 1798 - 24 Mar 1801 Pavel I Petrovich von Anhalt,

Czar of Russia ............................................ 1754-1801

27 Mar 1801 - 09 Feb 1803 Prince Nikolay Ivanovich Saltykov .......................... 1736-1816

(ad-interim Lieutenant)

09 Feb 1803 - 13 Jun 1805 Giovanni Battista Tommasi de Cortona ....................... 1731-1805

(ad-interim Lieutenant)

13 Jun 1805 - 25 Apr 1814 Innico Maria Guerara-Suardo ................................ 1744-1814

(ad-interim Lieutenant)

26 Apr 1814 - 10 Jun 1821 Andrea di Giovanni e Centelles ............................. 1742-1821

(ad-interim Lieutenant)

10 Jun 1821 - 19 May 1834 Antoine Busca Arconati Visconti ............................ 1767-1834

(ad-interim Lieutenant)

23 May 1834 - 12 Jul 1845 Carlo Carlo Candida ........................................ 1762-1845

(ad-interim Lieutenant)

15 Jul 1845 - 09 Oct 1864 Philipp Graf von Colloredo-Mels und Waldsee ................ 1779-1864

(ad-interim Lieutenant)

25 Feb 1865 - 13 Jan 1872 Alessandro Ponsian Borgia .................................. 1783-1872

(ad-interim Lieutenant)

14 Jan 1872 - 28 Mar 1879 Giovanni Battista Ceschi a Santa Croce ..................... 1827-1905

(ad-interim Lieutenant)

28 Mar 1879 - 24 Jan 1905 Giovanni Battista Ceschi a Santa Croce,

conti di Cavedine ......................................... s.a

24 Jan - 06 Mar 1905 Alessandro Capranica, dei marchese Capranica del Grillo

(ad-interim Lieutenant; acting)

06 Mar 1905 - 26 Mar 1931 Galezzo Graf von Thun und Hohenstein ....................... 1850-1931

26 Mar - 30 May 1931 Pio Franchi de' Cavalieri .................................. 1869-1960

(ad-interim Lieutenant; acting)

30 May 1931 - 14 Nov 1951 Ludovico Chigi Della Rovere Albani,

principe di Farnese, di Campagnano e di Soriano,

duca di Ariccia e di Formello, marchese di Magliano

Pecorareccio, signore di Castelfusano, Cesano,

Scrofano e dell'Olgiata ................................... 1866-1951

14 Nov 1951 - 25 Apr 1955 Conte Palatino Don Antonio Hercolani Fava Simonetti ........ 1883-1962

(ad-interim Lieutenant, acting)

25 Apr 1955 - 11 May 1962 Ernesto Vittorio Maria Vincenzo Luigi

Paternò-Castello, dei duchi di Càrcaci .................... 1882-1971

(Lieutenant for the Grand Master, acting)

11 May 1962 - 17 Jan 1988 Angelo de Mojana di Cologna ................................ 1905-1988

17 Jan - 11 Apr 1988 Giancarlo Pallavicini ...................................... 1911-1999

(ad-interim Lieutenant, acting)

11 Apr 1988 - 07 Feb 2008 Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie ............................ 1929-2008

07 Feb - 11 Mar 2008 Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di

Sanguinetto, conte di Sanguinetto ......................... 1944-

(ad-interim lieutenant; 1st Time, acting)

11 Mar 2008 - 28 Jan 2017 Robert Matthew Festing ..................................... 1949-

28 Jan - 28 Apr 2017 Ludwig Franz Xaver renäus Joseph Peter

Raimund Maria Hoffmann von Rumerstein ..................... 1937-

(ad-interim lieutenant; acting)

28 Apr 2017 - 02 May 2018 Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di

Sanguinetto, conte di Sanguinetto ......................... s.a

(lieutenant of the grand master; 2nd Time, acting)

02 May 2018 - Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di

Sanguinetto, conte di Sanguinetto ......................... s.a

 

Grand Chancellors

1959 - 03 Feb 1965 Don Vincenzo di Napoli Rampolla Barresi Bellacera,

principi di Resuttano ..................................... 1898-1965

12 Mar 1965 - Jan 1968 Carlo Lovera di Castiglione,

dei marchese di Maria ..................................... 1884-1968

(ad-interim)

Jan 1968 - 1978 Quintin Peter Thorsby Jermy Gwyn ........................... 1906-1994

12 Nov 1978 - 15 Feb 1980 Vittorio Marullo di Condojanni ............................. 1907-1982

(ad-interim)

15 Feb 1980 - 19 Apr 1997 Felice, barone Catalano di Melilli ......................... 1914-2003

19 Apr 1997 - 01 Oct 2001 Carlo, conde Marullo di Condojanni,

principe di Casalnuovo .................................... 1946-

01 Oct 2001 - 16 Apr 2005 Count Jaques de Liedekerke ................................. 1928-

16 Apr 2005 - 31 May 2014 Jean-Pierre Mazery ......................................... 1942-

31 May 2014 - 10 Dec 2016 Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselanger .......................... 1949-

(1st Time)

14 Dec 2016 - 28 Jan 2017 John Edward Critien ........................................ 1949-

(ad-interim)

28 Jan 2017 - Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselanger (2nd Time)

Full Name: Sovereihn Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta