Francisco Ximenes de Texada
|Francisco Ximenes de Texada|
|Grand Master of the Order of Saint John|
28 January 1773 – 9 November 1775
|Preceded by||Manuel Pinto da Fonseca|
|Succeeded by||Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc|
Aragon (modern Spain)
|Died||9 November 1775
|Resting place||St. John's Co-Cathedral|
|Allegiance||Order of Saint John|
Francisco Ximenes de Texada y Eslava was the 69th Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta from 1773 to 1775. During his reign the order became unpopular mainly due to bankruptcy brought by his predecessor Pinto's lavish lifestyle. Ximenes' reign was marked by the unsuccessful Rising of the Priests.
During Ximenes' reign, a warehouse was added to the Salina Right Redoubt in Salina Bay, and the redoubt became known as Ximenes Redoubt due to the large escutcheon with the Grand Master's coat of arms above the doorway.
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Manuel Pinto de Fonseca
|Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc
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