List of Princes and Grand Masters of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

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Prince and Grand Master of the
Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg
Incumbent
HMEH Fra' Matthew Festing, 79th Prince and Grand Master, SMOM.jpg
Matthew Festing
since 11 March 2008
Details
Style His Most Eminent Highness Majesty
First monarch Blessed Gerard Thom
Formation 1099
Residence Villa del Priorato di Malta
Palazzo Malta
Website orderofmalta.int
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 Princes and Grand Masters of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta including their medieval predecessors of the Knights Hospitaller, starting with the founder Blessed Gerard Thom (established in 1099 and given papal recognition in 1113 by Paschal II).

Knights Hospitaller[edit]

Title Picture Name Time in office Headquarters
1st Grand Master ++Gerard Tum, by Laurent Cars.jpg Blessed Gerard 1099/1113–1118/20 Kingdom
of Jerusalem
2nd Grand Master +Raymond du Puy, by Laurent Cars.jpg Raymond du Puy de Provence 1118/21/23–1160
3rd Grand Master Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem - appellez depuis les Chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui les Chevaliers de Malthe (1726) (14766124442).jpg Auger de Balben 1160–1163
4th Grand Master Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem - appellez depuis les Chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui les Chevaliers de Malthe (1726) (14763274951).jpg Arnaud de Comps 1162–1163
5th Grand Master Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Gilbert d'Aissailly 1163–1170
6th Grand Master Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Gastone de Murols c. 1170–1172
7th Grand Master Jobert of Syria, by Laurent Cars.jpg Jobert of Syria 1172–1177
8th Grand Master Roger de MOULINS.JPG Roger de Moulins 1177–1187
9th Grand Master Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Armengol de Aspa[1] 1187–1190
10th Grand Master Blason Garnier de Naplouse.svg Garnier de Nablus 1190–1192
11th Grand Master Geoffroy de Duisson, by Laurent Cars.jpg Geoffroy de Donjon 1193–1202
12th Grand Master Fr. D. Afonso de Portugal (1135-1207).png Afonso de Portugal 1202–1206
13th Grand Master Geoffroy le Rat, by Laurent Cars.jpg Geoffrey le Rat 1206–1207
14th Grand Master Guerin, 14th Grand Master, by Laurent Cars c. 1725.jpg Guérin de Montaigu 1207–1228
15th Grand Master +Bertrand de Texis, by Laurent Cars.jpg Bertrand de Thercy 1228–1231
16th Grand Master Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Guerin de Montacute 1231–1236
17th Grand Master Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Bertrand de Comps 1236–1240
18th Grand Master Pierre de Villebride, by Laurent Cars.jpg Pierre de Vielle-Bride 1240–1242
19th Grand Master Guillaume de Chateauneuf, by Laurent Cars c. 1725.jpg Guillaume de Chateauneuf 1242–1258
20th Grand Master Hugh de Revel, by Laurent Cars.jpg Hugues de Revel 1258–1277
21st Grand Master Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem - appellez depuis les Chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui les Chevaliers de Malthe (1726) (14766467345).jpg Nicolas Lorgne 1277–1284
22nd Grand Master Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem - appellez depuis les Chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui les Chevaliers de Malthe (1726) (14766468555).jpg Jean de Villiers 1284–1294 Cyprus
23rd Grand Master Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Odon de Pins 1294–1296
24th Grand Master Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem - appellez depuis les Chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui les Chevaliers de Malthe (1726) (14763297281).jpg Guillaume de Villaret 1296–1305
25th Grand Master Goyet-Foulques de Villaret.jpg Foulques de Villaret 1305–1319 Rhodes
Anti-Grand Master Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Maurice de Pagnac
(unrecognized)
1317–1319
26th Grand Master HelionVilleneuve2.jpg Hélion de Villeneuve 1319–1346
27th Grand Master SMOM 27. GM Dieudonné de Gozon Stich.jpg Dieudonné de Gozon 1346–1353
28th Grand Master Pierre de Cornillan.jpg Pierre de Corneillan 1353–1355
29th Grand Master Rhodos431.JPG Roger de Pins 1355–1365
30th Grand Master Rhodos434.JPG Raymond Berengar 1365–1374
31st Grand Master Rhodos437.JPG Robert de Juilly 1374–1376
32nd Grand Master Juan Fernández de Heredia.jpg Juan Fernández de Heredia 1376–1396
33rd Grand Master Rhodos439.JPG Riccardo Caracciolo[2] 1383–1395
34th Grand Master Rhodos440.JPG Philibert de Naillac 1396–1421
35th Grand Master Rhodos441.JPG Anton Flavian de Ripa 1421–1437
36th Grand Master Jeandelastic genetalexandre.jpg Jean de Lastic 1437–1454
37th Grand Master TombstoneJacquesDeMilly1461.jpg Jacques de Milly 1454–1461
38th Grand Master Rhodos445.JPG Piero Raimondo Zacosta 1461–1467
39th Grand Master Rhodos446.JPG Giovanni Battista Orsini 1467–1476
40th Grand Master Pierre daubusson.jpg Pierre d'Aubusson 1476–1503
41st Grand Master Emery d' Amboise0002.jpg Emery d'Amboise 1503–1512
42nd Grand Master Rhodos449.JPG Guy de Blanchefort 1512–1513
43rd Grand Master Fabrizio del Carretto.jpg Fabrizio del Carretto 1513–1521

Sovereign Military Order of Malta[edit]

Title Picture Name Time in office Headquarters
44th Grand Master Villiers de l Isle-Adam.jpg Philippe Villiers de L'Isle-Adam 1521–1534 Malta
45th Grand Master GM Piero de Ponte.jpg Piero de Ponte 1534–1535
46th Grand Master SMOM 46. GM Didier de Saint-Jaille Stich.jpg Didier de Saint-Jaille 1535–1536
47th Grand Master SMOM 47. GM Jean de Homedes.jpg Juan de Homedes y Coscon 1536–1553
48th Grand Master SMOM 48. GM Claude de la Sengle.jpg Claude de la Sengle 1553–1557
49th Grand Master JPDV.jpg Jean Parisot de Valette 1557–1568
50th Grand Master Pietro del Monte.gif Pierre de Monte 1568–1572
51st Grand Master Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem - appellez depuis les Chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui les Chevaliers de Malthe (1726) (14778266944).jpg Jean de la Cassière 1572–1581
Lieutenant Mathurin romegas.PNG Mathurin Romegas 1577-1581
Anti-Grand Master Mathurin romegas.PNG Mathurin Romegas 1581
52nd Grand Master Hugues Loubenx de Verdala Provence.gif Hugues Loubenx de Verdalle 1581–1595
53rd Grand Master Martin Garzes.gif Martin Garzez 1595–1601
54th Grand Master Alof de Wignancourt official portrait.jpg Alof de Wignacourt 1601–1622
55th Grand Master Luis Mendes de Vasconcellos.jpg Luís Mendes de Vasconcellos 1622–1623
56th Grand Master Antoine De Paule (1623-1636).jpg Antoine de Paule 1623–1636
57th Grand Master Giovanni Paolo Lascaris di Ventimiglia e Castellar.jpg Giovanni Paolo Lascaris 1636–1657
58th Grand Master Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Martin de Redin 1657–1660
59th Grand Master Annet de Clermont-Gessant.jpg Annet de Clermont-Gessant 1660-1660
60th Grand Master Raphael Cotoner (60. GM) 1.jpg Raphael Cotoner 1660–1663
61st Grand Master NicolasCotoner.jpg Nicolas Cotoner 1663–1680
62nd Grand Master Gregorio Carafa.jpg Gregorio Carafa 1680–1690
63rd Grand Master Adrien de Wignacourt.jpg Adrien de Wignacourt 1690–1697
64th Grand Master Raimondo Perellos y Roccafull.jpg Ramon Perellos y Roccaful 1697–1720
65th Grand Master Marc Antoine Zondadari.gif Marc'Antonio Zondadari 1720–1722
66th Grand Master AntonioManuelVilhena.jpg António Manoel de Vilhena 1722–1736
67th Grand Master Ramon Despuig.gif Ramon Despuig 1736–1741
68th Grand Master Emmanuel Pinto de Fonseca.jpg Manuel Pinto da Fonseca 1741–1773
69th Grand Master Francisco Ximenes de Texada.gif Francisco Ximenes de Texada 1773–1775
70th Grand Master Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc.jpg Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc 1775–1797
71st Grand Master Fra Ferdinand von Hompesch G.M. Palace.jpg Ferdinand von Hompesch
zu Bolheim
1797–1799
72nd Grand Master

de facto

Paul i russia.jpg Paul I of Russia 1798–1801 Saint Petersburg
Lieutenant

de facto

Saltykov Nikolay Ivanovich.jpg Nikolay Saltykov 1801–1803
73rd Grand Master SMOM 73. GM Giovanni Battista Tommasi.jpg Giovanni Battista Tommasi 1803–1805 Messina and Catania
Lieutenant Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Innico Maria Guevara-Suardo 1805–1814 Catania
Lieutenant Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Andrea Di Giovanni y Centellés 1814–1821
Lieutenant Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Antoine Busca 1821–1834 Ferrara
Lieutenant Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Carlo Candida 1834–1845 Rome
Lieutenant Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Filippo di Colloredo-Mels 1845–1864
Lieutenant Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Alessandro Borgia 1865–1871
Lieutenant Jean-Baptiste Ceschi a Santa Croce.jpg Giovanni Battista Ceschi
a Santa Croce
1871–1879
74th Grand Master Jean-Baptiste Ceschi a Santa Croce.jpg Giovanni Battista Ceschi
a Santa Croce
1879–1905
75th Grand Master Galeazzo von Thun und Hohenstein.jpg Galeas von Thun und
Hohenstein
1905–1931
76th Grand Master Prince chigi.jpg Ludovico Chigi Albani
della Rovere
1931–1951
Lieutenant Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Antonio Hercolani Fava
Simonetti
1951–1955
Lieutenant Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Ernesto Paternò Castello
di Carcaci
1955–1962
77th Grand Master Wapen van Fra' Angelo de Mojana SMOM.jpg Angelo de Mojana di Cologna 1962–1988
Lieutenant
ad interim
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Jean Charles Pallavicini 1988
78th Grand Master Gianfranco-De-Meo Gran-Maestro-Fra-Andrew-Bertie g.jpg Andrew Bertie 1988–2008
Lieutenant
ad interim
Coat of arms of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (variant).svg Giacomo dalla Torre del
Tempio di Sanguinetto
2008
79th Grand Master HMEH Fra' Matthew Festing, 79th Prince and Grand Master, SMOM.jpg Matthew Festing 2008–present

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Provisor, i.e. Overseer
  2. ^ Rival Grand Master

External links[edit]