Hélion de Villeneuve

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Hélion de Villeneuve
Silver gigliato of Helion de Villeuneuve, Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, 1319-1346

Hélion de Villeneuve (c. 1270 – 1346) was a French-born Grand Master of the Knights of St. John. He was the brother of Saint Roseline.

He died on the island of Rhodes.

The blazon of his coat-of-arms was Gules six tilting spears in fretty, in-between the spears semy of escutcheons, all or.[1]

There is a legend told of Hélion involving a dragon and a young knight.[2]

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Preceded by
Foulques de Villaret
Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
1319–1346
Succeeded by
Dieudonné de Gozon