|Raphael Cotoner i d'Olesa|
|Grand Master of the Order of Saint John|
5 June 1660 – 20 October 1663
|Monarch||King Philip III|
|Preceded by||Annet de Clermont-Gessant|
|Succeeded by||Nicolas Cotoner|
Mallorca, Aragon (modern Spain)
|Died||20 October 1663
|Allegiance||Order of Saint John|
Raphael Cotoner (Rafael Cotoner i d'Olesa; died 20 October 1663) was the 60th Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller or, as it is already known by that time, the Order of Malta, serving in that position from 5 June 1660 to his death on 20 October 1663 following the brief reign of Annet de Clermont-Gessant. After his death, he was succeeded as Grand Master by his brother, Nicolas Cotoner.
Reign as Grand Master
During his 3-year reign, the Order of Malta sent reinforcements to support Venetians besieged by the Ottomans in Candia (Candia eventually fell after a siege lasting more than two decades in September 1669, almost 6 years after Cotoner's death). To show their gratitude and appreciation, the Republic of Venice passed a decree allowing members of the Order to appear armed within the Republic's dominions, something which had never been granted to the Republic's subjects themselves.
It was during Raphael's tenure as Grand Master that the Italian Baroque artist Mattia Preti started work in Valletta's St. John's Co-Cathedral. He went on to decorate the cathedral's interior with paintings of John the Baptist.
Annet de Clermont-Gessant
|Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
5 June 1660–20 October 1663
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