Order of Malta: Official Style: 1530-2019

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. The style in Latin used in the Apostolic Letters of 1956 and 1961 promulgating the Constitutional Charters is Sacer Ordo Fratrum Militum Hospitalis Sancti Joannis Hierosolymitani.
[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. Italian was the language of the Constitutinal Charters of the Order promulgated in 1956 and 1961. It was designated as the official language of the Order in the amendended Charter (approved 30 Apr 1997).
[4] This is the full official style of the Order as recorded in the Constitutional Charters of 1956 and 1961. Both charters provide the official short styles: Ordine di Malta and Ordine.
Last updated on: 09 Feb 2019 00:34:25