Martin de Redin

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Martin de Redin
Viceroy of Sicily
In office
1656–1657
Monarch King Philip III
Preceded by Juan Tellez-Girón y Enriquez de Ribera
Succeeded by Pedro Rubeo
Grand Master of the Order of Saint John
In office
17 August 1657 – 6 February 1660
Monarch King Philip III
Preceded by Giovanni Paolo Lascaris
Succeeded by Annet de Clermont-Gessant
Personal details
Born 1579
Pamplona, Navarre
Died 6 February 1660
Malta
Resting place Valletta
Nationality Spanish
Military service
Allegiance Bandiera del Regno di Sicilia 4.svg Kingdom of Sicily
Sovereign Military Order of Malta Order of Saint John

Fra' Martin de Redin (Pamplona 1579 - Malta 1660) was a Spanish military and politician, and the 58th Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta. He became Grand Prior of the Order of Malta of Navarra in 1641, and Viceroy of Sicily in 1656.

He was elected Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller in 1657 after the death of Giovanni Paolo Lascaris. During his rule, he commissioned the building of 13 de Redin watch towers around the coast of Malta. These towers created a line of communication around the island to give warning of the approach of corsairs and pirates.

De Redin also created a corps of 4000 musketeers, and brought in food and supplies from Sicily when Malta suffered a shortage during his reign.

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Preceded by
Juan de Lascaris-Castellar
Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
1657–1660
Succeeded by
Annet de Clermont-Gessant