Hugues Loubenx de Verdalle

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Hugues Loubenx de Verdalle
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Grand Master of the Order of Saint John
In office
12 January 1582 – 4 May 1595
Monarch King Philip I
Preceded by Jean de la Cassière
Succeeded by Martin Garzez
Personal details
Born 1531
Provence, France
Died 4 May 1595
Resting place St. John's Co-Cathedral
Nationality French
Religion Roman Catholic
Military service
Allegiance Sovereign Military Order of Malta Order of Saint John

Fra' Hugues Loubenx de Verdalle (13 April 1531 – 4 May 1595) was the 52nd Grand Master of the Order of Malta, between 1582 and 1595. He is mainly remembered for the reconstruction of the hunting lodge at Boschetto which was renamed Verdala Palace in his honour. He is buried in a sarcophagus in the Crypt of the Co-Cathedral of St. John in Valletta. He was made Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria in Portico Octaviae by Pope Sixtus V in the consistory of December 18, 1587.[1][2]

Verdala Palace

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Preceded by
Jean de la Cassière
Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
Succeeded by
Martin Garzez