Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc

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Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc
Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc.jpg
Grand Master of the Order of Saint John
In office
12 November 1775 – 14 July 1797
Preceded by Francisco Ximenes de Texada
Succeeded by Ferdinand von Hompesch zu Bolheim
Personal details
Born 18 April 1725
la Mancha, Spain
Died 14 July 1797
Valletta, Malta
Resting place Valletta
Nationality Spanish
Military service
Allegiance Sovereign Military Order of Malta Order of Saint John

Fra' Sir Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc (April 18, 1725 la Mancha, Spain – July 14, 1797 Valletta, Malta) was a member of the wealthy and influential Rohan family of France, and 70th Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta from 1775 to 1797.

Rohan-Polduc succeeded the unpopular Grand Master Francisco Ximenes de Texada. During his rule Fort Tigné was built and St. Lucian Tower and battery were upgraded, and as result of this upgrading the tower was renamed Fort Rohan (although it now retains the original name).

Rohan-Polduc also authored the Code de Rohan, a constitutional law book published in two volumes titled Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes of Malta in 1782.

This Grand Master was also responsible for the publication of the Diritto Municipale in 1784.

De Rohan Arch in Żebbuġ

Rohan-Polduc elevated the village of Żebbuġ to the status of city, naming it Città Rohan. To commemorate this event the people of Żebbuġ constructed an archway.

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Preceded by
Francisco Ximenes de Texada
Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
1775–1797
Succeeded by
Ferdinand von Hompesch zu Bolheim