Francisco Ximenes de Texada

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Francisco Ximenes de Texada
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Grand Master of the Order of Saint John
In office
28 January 1773 – 9 November 1775
Preceded by Manuel Pinto da Fonseca
Succeeded by Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc
Personal details
Born 1703
Aragon (modern Spain)
Died 9 November 1775
Resting place St. John's Co-Cathedral
Nationality Spanish
Military service
Allegiance Sovereign Military Order of Malta 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.[1][2]

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.

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Sciberras, Sandro. "Maltese History - E. The Decline of the Order of St John In the 18th Century" (PDF). St Benedict College. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Ciappara, Frans (2001). "'A Spy of Marquis Tanucci': Inquisitor Antonio Maria Lante" (PDF). Melitensia Historica: 209–220. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 April 2016. 

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Preceded by
Manuel Pinto de Fonseca
Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
Succeeded by
Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc