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Guillaume de Villaret
Wilhelmus Villaretus
Willelmus de Villareto

Tenure 1296-1308
Nationality French (Provence)
Birth ?
Death 1308
Notes 1301-Capitular decree creating 7 Langues, each under a head called Pilier, in the following order of precedence:

Provence, Auvergne, France, Spain, Italy, England and Germany

23. Equites intellecta mortemagni Magistri Pinaei, Melisonae XXIV. MARTII, MCCXCVI. successorem elegerunt fratre Wilhelmum Villaretum, qui et ipse Provincialis, et S. Aegidii coenobiarcha erat. Cum eligeretur, in illo coenobio versabatur: cuius rei certior factus, protinus in regnum Cypri reversus est, ubi in suo munere se prudenter admodum gessit.

Subipso Ussum Cassam, rex Tartarorum, Christianam fidem amplexus est, et Ierosolymam recuperavit, cuius custodiam Hospitalib. et Templariis commisit, anno MCCC. Idem Damscum cepit: sed utraque urbs ab Infidelibus mox recepta fuit, et Hospitales ac Templarii in insulam Cyprum sereceperunt. Magnus autem Magister anno MCCCVIII. ex hac vita in meliorem migravit, cum Melisonae quinque Capitula generalia habuisset, et totalem ruinam Equirum Temli vidisset.

Avity, Pierre d'; Gottfried, Johann Ludwig: Archontologiae Cosmicae, Liber III: Origo Ordinum Militarium, tam Regularium, Frankfurt am Main, 1628

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Engraving by Antonio F. Lucini of Matteo Perez d'Aleccio's fresco