List of Grand Masters of the Knights Hospitaller

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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 Sovereign Military Order of Malta, starting with founder The Blessed Gerard in 1099.

List of Grand Masters[edit]

Grand Masters of the Knights Hospitaller[edit]

# Picture Name Time in office

Headquarters in Palestine[edit]

1. ++Gerard Tum, by Laurent Cars.jpg The Blessed Gerard 1099–1120
2. +Raymond du Puy, by Laurent Cars.jpg Raymond du Puy de Provence 1120–1160
3. Blason Auger de Balben.svg Auger de Balben 1160–1163
4. Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Arnaud de Comps 1162–1163
5. Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Gilbert d'Aissailly 1163–1170
6. Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Gastone de Murols c. 1170–1172
7. Jobert of Syria, by Laurent Cars.jpg Jobert of Syria 1172–1177
8. Roger de MOULINS.JPG Roger de Moulins 1177–1187
9. Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Armengol de Aspa[1] 1187–1190
10. Blason Garnier de Naplouse.svg Garnier de Nablus 1190–1192
11. Geoffroy de Duisson, by Laurent Cars.jpg Geoffroy de Donjon 1193–1202
12. Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Afonso de Portugal 1202–1206
13. Geoffroy le Rat, by Laurent Cars.jpg Geoffrey le Rat 1206–1207
14. Guerin, 14th Grand Master, by Laurent Cars c. 1725.jpg Guérin de Montaigu 1207–1228
15. +Bertrand de Texis, by Laurent Cars.jpg Bertrand de Thercy 1228–1231
16. Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Guerin de Montacute 1231–1236
17. Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Bertrand de Comps 1236–1240
18. Pierre de Villebride, by Laurent Cars.jpg Pierre de Vielle-Bride 1240–1242
19. Guillaume de Chateauneuf, by Laurent Cars c. 1725.jpg Guillaume de Chateauneuf 1242–1258
20. Hugh de Revel, by Laurent Cars.jpg Hugues de Revel 1258–1277
21. Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Nicolas Lorgne 1277–1284

Headquarters on Cyprus[edit]

22. Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Jean de Villiers 1284–1294
23. Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Odon de Pins 1294–1296
24. GuillaumeDeVillaret.gif Guillaume de Villaret 1296–1305

Headquarters on Rhodes[edit]

25. Goyet-Foulques de Villaret.jpg Foulques de Villaret 1305–1319
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Maurice de Pagnac
(unrecognized)
1317–1319
26. HelionVilleneuve2.jpg Hélion de Villeneuve 1319–1346
27. SMOM 27. GM Dieudonné de Gozon Stich.jpg Dieudonné de Gozon 1346–1353
28. Pierre de Cornillan.jpg Pierre de Corneillan 1353–1355
29. Rhodos431.JPG Roger de Pins 1355–1365
30. Rhodos434.JPG Raymond Berengar 1365–1374
31. Rhodos437.JPG Robert de Juilly 1374–1376
32. Juan Fernández de Heredia.jpg Juan Fernández de Heredia 1376–1396
33. Rhodos439.JPG Riccardo Caracciolo[2] 1383–1395
34. Rhodos440.JPG Philibert de Naillac 1396–1421
35. Rhodos441.JPG Anton Flavian de Ripa 1421–1437
36. Jeandelastic genetalexandre.jpg Jean de Lastic 1437–1454
37. TombstoneJacquesDeMilly1461.jpg Jacques de Milly 1454–1461
38. Rhodos445.JPG Piero Raimondo Zacosta 1461–1467
39. Rhodos446.JPG Giovanni Battista Orsini 1467–1476
40. Pierre daubusson.jpg Pierre d'Aubusson 1476–1503
41. Emery d' Amboise0002.jpg Emery d'Amboise 1503–1512
42. Rhodos449.JPG Guy de Blanchefort 1512–1513
43. Fabrizio del Carretto.jpg Fabrizio del Carretto 1513–1521

Grand Masters of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta[edit]

# Picture Name Time in office

Headquarters on Malta[edit]

44. Villiers de l Isle-Adam.jpg Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam 1521–1534
45. GM Piero de Ponte.jpg Piero de Ponte 1534–1535
46. SMOM 46. GM Didier de Saint-Jaille Stich.jpg Didier de Saint-Jaille 1535–1536
47. SMOM 47. GM Jean de Homedes.jpg Juan de Homedes y Coscon 1536–1553
48. SMOM 48. GM Claude de la Sengle.jpg Claude de la Sengle 1553–1557
49. JPDV.jpg Jean Parisot de Valette 1557–1568
50. Pietro del Monte.gif Pierre de Monte 1568–1572
51. Cassiere.jpg Jean de la Cassière 1572–1581
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Mathurin Romegas[3] 1581-1581
52. Hugues Loubenx de Verdala Provence.gif Hugues Loubenx de Verdalle 1581–1595
53. Martin Garzes.gif Martin Garzez 1595–1601
54. Alof de Wignancourt official portrait.jpg Alof de Wignacourt 1601–1622
55. Luis Mendes de Vasconcellos.jpg Luís Mendes de Vasconcellos 1622–1623
56. Antoine De Paule (1623-1636).jpg Antoine de Paule 1623–1636
57. Giovanni Paolo Lascaris di Ventimiglia e Castellar.jpg Giovanni Paolo Lascaris 1636–1657
58. Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Martin de Redin 1657–1660
59. Annet de Clermont-Gessant.jpg Annet de Clermont-Gessant 1660-1660
60. Raphael Cotoner (60. GM) 1.jpg Raphael Cotoner 1660–1663
61. NicolasCotoner.jpg Nicolas Cotoner 1663–1680
62. Gregorio Carafa.jpg Gregorio Carafa 1680–1690
63. Adrien de Wignacourt.jpg Adrien de Wignacourt 1690–1697
64. Raimondo Perellos y Roccafull.jpg Ramon Perellos y Roccaful 1697–1720
65. Marc Antoine Zondadari.gif Marc'Antonio Zondadari 1720–1722
66. AntonioManuelVilhena.jpg António Manoel de Vilhena 1722–1736
67. Ramon Despuig.gif Ramon Despuig 1736–1741
68. Emmanuel Pinto de Fonseca.jpg Manuel Pinto da Fonseca 1741–1773
69. Francisco Ximenes de Texada.gif Francisco Ximenes de Texada 1773–1775
70. Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc.jpg Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc 1775–1797
71. Fra Ferdinand von Hompesch G.M. Palace.jpg Ferdinand von Hompesch
zu Bolheim
1797–1799

Headquarters in Saint Petersburg[edit]

72. Paul i russia.jpg Paul I of Russia[4] 1798–1801
Saltykov Nikolay Ivanovich.jpg Nikolay Saltykov[5] 1801–1803

Headquarters in Messina, Catania and in Ferrara[edit]

73. SMOM 73. GM Giovanni Battista Tommasi.jpg Giovanni Battista Tommasi 1803–1805
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Innico Maria Guevara-Suardo[6] 1805–1814
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Andrea Di Giovanni y Centellés[6] 1814–1821
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Antoine Busca[6] 1821–1834

Headquarters in Rome[edit]

Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Carlo Candida[6] 1834–1845
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Filippo di Colloredo-Mels[6] 1845–1864
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Alessandro Borgia[6] 1865–1871
Jean-Baptiste Ceschi a Santa Croce.jpg Giovanni Battista Ceschi
a Santa Croce
[6]
1871–1879
74. Giovanni Battista Ceschi
a Santa Croce
1879–1905
75. Galeazzo von Thun und Hohenstein.jpg Galeas von Thun und
Hohenstein
1905–1931
76. Prince chigi.jpg Ludovico Chigi Albani
della Rovere
1931–1951
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Antonio Hercolani Fava
Simonetti
[6]
1951–1955
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Ernesto Paternò Castello
di Carcaci
[6]
1955–1962
77. Wapen van Fra' Angelo de Mojana SMOM.jpg Angelo de Mojana di Cologna 1962–1988
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Jean Charles Pallavicini[6] 1988-1988
78. Gianfranco-De-Meo Gran-Maestro-Fra-Andrew-Bertie g.jpg Andrew Bertie 1988–2008
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Giacomo dalla Torre del
Tempio di Sanguinetto
[7]
2008
79. Grand Master Matthew Festing prayer 20100409.jpg Matthew Festing 2008–Present

Notes[edit]

  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

See also[edit]

External links[edit]