Order of Malta: Official Style: 1530-2016

13 Nov 1530 - 9 Feb 1803 Ordo Sacrae Domus Hospitalis Sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani [1][2]
9 Feb 1803 - Sovrano Militare Ordine Ospedaliero di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme, detto di Rodi, detto di Malta [3][4]

[1] This is the full official style of the Order during its tenure of Malta; there appears to be no record of its being officially discontinued.
[2] 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] The date 9 Feb 1803 notionally corresponds to the re-establishment of the Order after the loss of Malta. Italiano is the usual language; it becomes official with the Carta Costituzionale, promulgated 27 Jun 1961.
[4] This is the full official style of the Order as recorded in the Carta Costituzionale; this document also provides the official short style Ordine di Malta.
Last updated on: 26 Jun 2009 04:00:04