Blessed Gerard

Tenure c.1100-1120 Nationality Italian or French Birth ? Death 3 Sep 1118/1120 (Jerusalem) Biographical Notes General Notes Founder of the Order (Free translation of the relevant passage from d’Avity) When Jerusalem was captured by Godfrey of Bouillon, Gerard was Rector or Master of the Hostel of St John. During the siege of the city, he

Emery d’Amboise

Tenure 1503-13.11.1512 Rhodes Nationality French Langue France Birth ? Death 13.11.1512 Rhodes Notes  Cum magnus Magister Albussonus moreretur, CCCLXXXVII Equites Rhodi co~gregati erant, qui successorem in ipsius locum elegerunt fratrem Emericum Ambasianum, fratrem Georgii Ambasiani Cardinalis et legati in Gallia, archiepiscopi Rothomagensis, X. Iul. MDIII. Erat nationis Francicae, et magnus coenobiarcha Franciae, cum eligeretur, ibique

Afonso de Portugal

Tenure 1202*-1206 Abdicated Nationality Portuguese Birth ? Death 15.3.1207 Notes d’Avity’s account After the death Grandmaster de Duisson in 1194* Fra  Afonso of Portugal was elected. He was a Kinght of the Order of St John and was born into the Portuguese royal family, though it is uncertain.

Foulques de Villaret

Tenure 1308-1322 Nationality French (Provence) Langue Greater Provence Birth ? Death 15 Sept 1327 (buried at Mompessuli) Notes Foulques de Villaret was elected in 1308 but illegally deposed in 1317. The knights in Rhodes elected Maurice de Pagnac as Grandmaster but the election was opposed by the Pope, who appointed Gerard de Pins as Vicar.

Matthew Festing

Tenure 11 March 2008 – Nationality British Langue Grand Priory of England Birth 1948/1949 Death Notes Blazon    Quarterly: 1 and 4, gu a cross arg; 2 and 3, az an eagle displayed or langued and clawed gu betw 3 towers arranged 2 in chief and 1 in base (Provisional)  (Provisional)

Antonio Fluvian

Tenure 1421-29.10.1437 Nationality Spanish Langue Spain/Aragon Birth ? Death 29.10.1437 Notes Mortuo suc cessit frater Antonius Fluvianus sive Ripanus, natione Tarraconensis, sub instium mensis Iulii, anno MCDXXI. Sub ipso coepit conciliumgenerale Basiliense, anno MCDXXXIII. et capitulum generale habitum fuit Rhodi, in quo legati denominati fuerunt, qui nomine Ordinis S. Ioannis Concilio interessent. Anno MCDXXXV. Sultanus