Grand Masters 1099-2017

 

1. Blessed Gerard (1099-1120)
First Master of the Hospital of Jerusalem and Founder of the Order of St John

 

2. Boyant Roger (1120-1131)
Rector of the Hospital and Master of the Hospitallers of St Lazarus

 

3. Jean (... 1131 ...)
Surname and precise dates unknown

 

4. Barthélémy (... 1153 ...)
Surname and precise dates unknown

Knight of the Temple afflicted with leprosy who joined St Lazarus as required by his rule

 

5. Itier or Hector (... 1154 ...)
Surname and precise dates unknown

 

6. Hughes de Saint-Paul (... 1155 ...)
Precise dates unknown

 

7. Raymond du Puy (1157-1159)
Followed Blessed Gerard as head of the Order of St John

Became Master of St Lazarus when he contracted leprosy

 

8. Rainier or Lambert (... 1164 ...)
Surname and precise dates unknown

 

9. Raymond (... 1168 ...)
Surname and precise dates unknown

 

10. Gérard de Montclar (... 1169 ...)
Precise dates unknown

 

11. Bernard (1185-1186)
Surname unknown

 

12. Gauthier de Neufchâtel [Walter de Novo Castro] (1228-1234)

Master of Burton Lazars, England, before becoming Master General

 

13. Reynald de Fleury (1234-1254)

 

14. Jean de Meaux (... 1267 ...)

Titled Preceptor General of the Order

Precise dates unknown

 

15. Thomas de Sainville (1277-1312)

Titled Master General of the Order

Moved the seat of the Order to Boigny

 

16. Sir Adam de Veau (... 1327 ...)

Precise dates unknown

Master of Burton Lazars, England, before becoming Master General

 

17. Jean de Paris (1332-1348)

 

18. Jean de Couraze (... 1354 ...)

Precise dates unknown

 

19. Jean le Comte (... 1355 ...)

Precise dates unknown

 

20. Jacques de Besnes (1368-1384)

 

21. Pierre des Ruaux (1413-1454)

 

22. Guillaume Desmares (... 1460 ...)
Precise dates unknown

 

23. Jean le Cornu (1469-1493)

 

24. François d'Amboise (1493-1500)
Nephew of Aimery d'Amboise, Grand Master of the Order of St John

 

25. Agnan de Mareul (1500-1519)

26. François de Bourbon, Comte de Saint-Paul (1519-1521)

Titled Commander of Boigny

 

27. Claude de Mareul (1521-1554)
Nephew of Agnan de Mareul

 

28. Jean Conti (1554-1557)

 

29. Jean de Lévis (1557-1564)
Knight of St John

Confirmed as Grand Master of St Lazarus with the papal bull Nos igitur

 

30. Michel de Seurre (1564-1571)
Knight of St John

Retained his magisterial privileges after resigning as Grand Master of St Lazarus

 

31. François Salviati (1578-1586)
Vicar General from 1571 to 1578

Knight and Ambassador of St John

Relative and adviser of Catherine de’ Medici.

 

32. Michel de Seurre (1586-1593)

Reassumed the role of Grand Master on the death of François Salviati

 

33. Aymard de Clermont de Chastes (1593-1603)
Marshal of St John and Vice-Admiral of France

 

34. Jean-Charles de Gayand de Monterolles (1603-1604)
Nephew of Aymard de Clermont de Chastes

 

35. Philibert, Marquis de Nérestang (1604-1620)
Grand Master of St Lazarus and later of the Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel,

joined to it in 1608 by King Henri IV

 

36. Claude, Marquis de Nérestang (1620-1639)
Son of Philibert

 

37. Charles, Marquis de Nérestang (1639-1644)
Son of Claude

 

38. Charles-Achille, Marquis de Nérestang (1645-1673)
Brother of Charles

 

39. François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois (1673-1691)

Vicar General of the Order with magisterial privileges

 

40. Philippe de Courcillon, Marquis de Dangeau (1691-1720)

 

41. Prince Louis de Bourbon, Duc d'Orléans,

Chartres, Valois, Nemours et Montpensier (1720-1752)

 

42. Prince Louis de France, Duc de Berry (1757-1773)

Later King Louis XVI (from 1774)

 

43. Prince Louis Stanislas Xavier de France, Comte de Provence, Duc d’Anjou (1773-1814)
Brother of King Louis XVI

Later King Louis XVIII (from 1814)

 

1814 to 1841: Order under the direction of the Council of Officers

Claude-Louis, Prince de la Châtre, Administrator General (1814-1824)

Jean-Louis de Beaumont, Marquis d'Autichamp, President of the Council of Officers (1824-1831)

Members of the Council of Officers (1831-1841):

Father Picot, Comte Vincent Vienot de Vaublanc, Baron de Silvestre

 

1841 to 1930: The Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchs lead the Order

Patriarch Maximos III Mazloum, Administrator General (1841-1855)

Patriarch Clement Bahous, Administrator General (1856-1864)

Patriarch Gregorios II Youssef-Sayour, Administrator General (1864-1897)

Patriarch Peter IV Geraigiri, Administrator General (1898-1902)

Patriarch Cyril VIII Geha, Administrator General (1902-1910)

Council of Officers under the protection of Patriarch Cyril VIII Geha (1910-1916)

Council of Officers under the protection of Patriarch Dimitrios I Cadi (1919-1925)

Council of Officers under the protection of Patriarch Cyril IX Moghabghab (1925-1930)

 

44. Francisco de Paula de Borbón y de la Torre, Duque de Sevilla (1930-1952)

Grand Bailiff of Spain, nominated as Lieutenant General of the Grand Magistry,

then elected as Grand Master in 1935

 

45. Francisco Enrique de Borbón y de Borbón (1952-1967)

Son and Coadjutor of Francisco de Paula

Nominated as Lieutenant General of the Grand Magistry, then elected as Grand Master in 1956

 

46. Prince Charles-Philippe de Bourbon-Orléans, Duc d’Alençon, Vendôme et Nemours,

First Prince of the Blood of France (1967-1969)

Bailiff of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

 

47. Pierre de Cossé, Duc de Brissac (1969-1986)

Previously Administrator General (from 1956)

 

48. François de Cossé, Marquis later Duc de Brissac (1986-2004)

Son of Pierre

 

49. Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans, Duc d’Anjou (2004-2010)

Promulgated the Constitutional Charter 

 

2010-2015: Members of the Grand Magistry lead the Order

The magistral seat is restored to Jerusalem after 825 years

 

50. Prince Sixte-Henry de Bourbon-Parme (2015-)

 



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