Hugues Loubenx de Verdalle

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Hugues Loubenx de Verdalle
Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem - appellez depuis les Chevaliers de Rhodes, et aujourd'hui les Chevaliers de Malthe (1726) (14593919270).jpg
FRERE HUGHES LAUBENX DE VERDALE LI.E GR.D MAITRE an. 1582. (1726 portrait)
Grand Master of the Order of Saint John
In office
12 January 1582 – 4 May 1595
MonarchKing Philip I
Preceded byJean de la Cassière
Succeeded byMartin Garzez
Personal details
Born1531
Provence, France
Died4 May 1595
Malta
Resting placeSt. John's Co-Cathedral
NationalityFrench
Military service
AllegianceSovereign Military Order of Malta Order of Saint John

Fra' Hugues Loubenx de Verdalle (13 April 1531 – 4 May 1595) was the 51st 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
1582–1595
Succeeded by
Martin Garzez
  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-14. Retrieved 2012-07-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www2.fiu.edu/~mirandas/bios1587-ii.htm#Loubenx