Order of Malta: Heads of the Order: 1530-1798

Magnus Magister [1]
13 Nov 1530 - 22 Aug 1534 Philippe de Villiers de L'Isle-Adam [2]
26 Aug 1534 - 12 Nov 1535 Pietro di Antonio Giovanni del Ponte dei signori di Lombriasco e Casal Gros [3]
22 Nov 1535 - 26 Sep 1536 Didier de Saint-Jaille, dit Tholon
20 Oct 1536 - 6 Sep 1653 Juan de Omedes y Coscón
11 Sep 1553 - 17 Aug 1557 Claude de La Sengle
21 Aug 1557 - 21 Aug 1568 Jean Parisot de La Valette
23 Aug 1568 - 26 Jan 1572 Pietro Ciocchi Del Monte San Savino [4]
27 Jan 1572 - 21 Dec 1581 Jean de la Cassière, dit l'Évesque [5]
12 Jan 1582 - 4 May 1595 Hugues de Loubenx des seigneurs de Loubenx et de Verdale [6]
8 May 1595 - 7 Feb 1601 Martín Garcés
10 Feb 1601 - 14 Sep 1622 Alof de Wignacourt
17 Sep 1622 - 7 Mar 1623 Luís Mendes de Vasconcelos
10 Mar 1623 - 7 Jun 1636 Antoine de Paule [7]
16 Jun 1636 - 14 Aug 1657 Giovanni Paolo di Giannetto Lascaris di Castellar, dei conti di Ventimiglia
17 Aug 1657 - 6 Feb 1660 Martín de Redín y Cruzat Redín y Esparza
9 Feb 1660 - 2 Jun 1660 Annet de Clermont-Chatte des seigneurs de Geyssans
5 Jun 1660 - 20 Oct 1663 Rafael Cotoner i d'Olesa Santmartí i Camfulles
23 Oct 1663 - 29 Apr 1680 Nicolau Cotoner i d'Olesa Santmartí i Camfulles
2 May 1680 - 20 Jul 1690 Gregorio Carafa dei principi della Roccella
27 Jul 1690 - 4 Feb 1697 Pierre-Adrien de Wignacourt
5 Feb 1697 - 10 Jan 1720 Ramon Rabassa de Perellós i de Rocafull Híjar i Vives de Boíl, dels senyors de Benetússer i Barons de Dosaigües
14 Jan 1720 - 16 Jun 1722 Marc'Antonio Chigi Zondadari dei marchesi di San Quirico
19 Jun 1722 - 12 Dec 1736 António Manuel de Vilhena, dos condes de Vila Flor
16 Dec 1736 - 15 Jan 1741 Ramon Despuig i Martínez de Marcilla Rocabertí de Dameto i Ram de Montoro, dels comtes de Montenegro i Montoro
18 Jan 1741 - 24 Jan 1773 Manuel Pinto da Fonseca
28 Jan 1773 - 9 Nov 1775 Francisco Antonio Ximénez de Tejada y Eslava López de Mirafuentes y Vicuña Zozaya, de los señores de Sobrarbe y condes de Aragón
12 Nov 1775 - 13 Jul 1797 François-Marie-des-Neiges-Emmanuel de Rohan, comte du Polduc, seigneur de Henleix
17 Jul 1797 - 26 Aug 1798 Ferdinand Joseph Hermann Anton Freiherr von Hompesch zu Bollheim [8]

[1] In full: Dei Gratia Sacrae Domus Hospitalis Sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani et militaris Ordinis Sancti Sepulchri Dominici Magister humilis pauperumque Iesu Christi custos. The phrase et militaris Ordinis Sancti Sepulchri Dominici ceases to be effective 4 Nov 1497, but is not deleted.
[2] Magnus Magister from 22 Jan 1521; the date 13 Nov 1530 is the date of the formal enfeoffment of the order with the Island of Malta by the King of Sicily (in the event the Roman Emperor Carolus V).
[3] Takes office 10 Nov 1534.
[4] Born: Pietro di Francesco Guidalotti
[5] Locumtenens Magni Magistri (in dissidence)
? ? 1581 - ? ? 1581 Maturin de Lescaut, dit Romegas
[6] Created cardinal 18 Dec 1587.
[7] Takes office 20 Mar 1623.
[8] Abandons Malta 22 Jun 1798; declared deposed 26 Aug 1798; abdicates 6 Jul 1799.
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