History of the Order

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The Other Orders of St. John and their Stories
19 Jul 2022| Miscellaneous

Four recognized Orders of St. John exist apart from the Order of Malta All four of these Orders originated from the Order of Malta They are based in Germany, the […]

Grand Master Claude de la Sengle
22 Jun 2022| Grand Masters of the Order

Grand Master Claude de la Sengle was an accomplished dignitary He helped rebuild the Order’s navy after a hurricane in 1555 He built Fort St. Michael and renovated Forts St. […]

Grand Master Juan De Homedes Y Coscón
02 Jun 2022| Grand Masters of the Order

Grand Master Juan de Homedes y Coscón was from Spain He lost an eye during the siege of Rhodes in 1522 He commissioned the building of two great forts He […]

The Flags and Emblems of the Order of Malta
13 Apr 2022| Miscellaneous

The Order of Malta has three official flags and two official emblems All except one feature the white eight-pointed cross Two feature the white latin cross All are colored in […]

Grand Master Didier de Tholon Saint-Jalle
05 Apr 2022| Grand Masters of the Order

Saint-Jalle was the 46th Grand Master of the Order of Malta He hailed from the house of Tholon en Dauphiné He was already a sick man at the time of […]

Grand Master Pietrino del Ponte
08 Mar 2022| Grand Masters of the Order

Pietrino del Ponte was the 45th Grand Master of the Order of Malta He was unanimously elected when he was 72 years old His brief reign was characterized by a […]

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