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Grand Masters

 

THE GRAND MASTERS ACCORDING TO THE APOCRYPHAL HISTORY

AND SUBSEQUENTLY FROM THE DATE OF PAPAL RECOGNITION OF THE ORDER

 

1 Constantine the Great, Augustus, 313 – 22 May 337, supposed founder of the Order

2 Constantine II Flavius, Caesar Augustus, supposed Grand Master 22 March 337 – February 340

3 Constans I Flavius, Caesar Augustus, supposed Grand Master 22 March 337 – 18 January 350

4 Constans II Flavius, Caesar Augustus, supposed Grand Master 22 March 337 – 3 November 361

5 Constans Gallus Angelos Flavius, styled Prince of Macedonia, supposed Grand Master 361 – 362

6 Michael Gallus Angelos Flavius, styled Prince of Macedonia, supposed Grand Master 362 – 428 (purported grandson of Constantine I)

7 Alexios I Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Prince of Macedonia , supposed Grand Master 428 – 458 otherwise called Isaac Angelos Flavius, exarch of Ravenna supposed Grand Master 428-458

8 Alexios II Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Prince of Cilicia and Macedonia, supposed Grand Master 458 – 514 or Isaac, purported son of Isaac Angelos above, who allegedly married a daughter of Emperor Heraclius, who in some sources is named as founder of the Order.

9 Michael II Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Prince of Cilicia and Macedonia, supposed Grand Master 514 – 548

10 Alexios Michael Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Prince of Cilicia and Macedonia, supposed Grand Master 548 – 586

11 Angelo Michael Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Prince of Cilicia and Macedonia, supposed Grand Master 586 – 617

12 Philipp Basilius Pippin Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Duke of Drivasto and Durazzo, Despot of the Pelopponesus, supposed Grand Master 617 – 625

13 Isaac Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Prince of Cilicia and Macedonia , supposed Grand Master 625 – 667

14 Alexios III Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Prince of Cilicia and Macedonia , supposed Grand Master 667 – 719

15 Constantine III Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Prince of Cilicia and Macedonia, supposed Grand Master 719 – 781

16 Michael IV Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Prince of Cilicia and Macedonia, supposed Grand Master 781 – 820

17 Constantine IV Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Prince of Cilicia and Macedonia, supposed Grand Master 820 – 905

18 Alexios IV Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Prince of Cilicia and Macedonia, supposed Grand Master 905 – 953

19 Michael V Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Prince of Cilicia and Macedonia, supposed Grand Master 953 – 984

20 Emanuel Michael Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Prince of Cilicia and Macedonia, supposed Grand Master 984 – 1021

21 Isaac II Angelos Flavius Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor Isaac I, supposed Grand Master 1021 – 1061

22 Alexios V Angelos Flavius Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor Alexios I, supposed Grand Master 1061 – 1118

23 John Angelos Flavius Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor John II, supposed Grand Master 1118 – 8 April 1143

24 Isaac III Angelos Flavius Comnenus, supposed Grand Master 1143 – 1152

25 Andronikos Doukas Angelos Flavius Comnenus, supposed Grand Master 1152 – post July 1186

26 Isaac IV Angelos Flavius Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor Isaac II, supposed Grand Master 1186 – 12 April 1204

27 Alexios VI Angelos Flavius Comnenus, Byzantine Emperor Alexios IV, supposed Grand Master 1195 – 28 January 1204

28 Alexios Andreas Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Count and Duke of Drivasto, supposed Grand Master 1204 – 1260

29 Michael VI Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Count and Duke of Drivasto or Despot of Epiros, supposed Grand Master 1260 – 1318

30 Andreas I Nicephorus Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Despot of Epiros, born 1287, Grand Master supposed Grand Master 1318 – 1366

31 Michael VII Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Despot of Epiros, supposed Grand Master 1366 – 1410 or Peter Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Duke of Drivasto and Durazzo, supposed Grand Master 1366-1410 or 35

32 Paul I Angelos Flavius Comnenus, styled Duke of Drivasto and Durazzo, supposed Grand Master 1410 – 1453

 

 

Genuine individuals, but not Grand Masters

 

33 Andrea (II) Angelo Flavio Comneno, styled Duke and Count of Drivasto and Durazzo, supposed Grand Master (?1453 – ?1457, or ?1470)

34 Paolo (II) Angelo Flavio Comneno, styled Duke and Count of Drivasto and Durazzo, Archbishop of Durazzo, supposed Grand Master 1447-1468/69

35 Pietro I Angelo Flavio Comneno, styled Duke and Count of Drivasto and Durazzo, (1443-1511/12), supposed Grand Master 1469-1511/12

36 Giovanni Demetrio Angelo Flavio Comneno, styled Prince of Cilicia, supposed Grand Master 1511 – 1570

 

 

Grand Masters of the Order since the recognition of the Order by the Sovereign Pontiffs

 

I Andrea Angelo Flavio Comneno, styled Prince of Macedonia, Duke and Count of Drivasto and Durazzo, Grand Master circa 1545-1580, d. 1580

II Girolamo I Angelo Flavio Comneno, styled Prince of Thessaly, served as joint-Grand Master circa 1570-1591, d. 1591

III Pietro II Angelo Flavio Comneno, styled Prince of Macedonia, Duke and Count of Drivasto and Durazzo, Grand Master 1580 – 1592, d. 1592

IV Giovanni Andrea I Angelo Flavio Comneno, styled Prince of Macedonia, Duke and Count of Drivasto and Durazzo, Grand Master 1592 – 20 July 1623 and again 1627 – 1634, d. 1634

V Don Marino Caracciolo, Prince of Avellino, Grand Master 20 July 1623 – 1627

VI A. Angelo Maria Angelo Flavio Comneno, styled Prince of Macedonia, Duke and Count of Drivasto and Durazzo, Grand Master 1634 – 1678, d. 1678

VI B. Count Majolino Bisaccioni, Grand Master Vicar, 1632-1656 (d. 1663)

VII Marco Angelo Flavio Comneno, styled Prince of Macedonia, Duke and Count of Drivasto and Durazzo, Grand Master 1678 – 1679 (d. 1679)

VIII Girolamo II Angelo Flavio Comneno, styled Prince of Macedonia, Duke and Count of Drivasto and Durazzo, Grand Master 1679 – 1687 (d. 1687)

IX Giovanni Andrea II Angelo Flavio Comneno, styled Prince of Macedonia, Duke and Count of Drivasto and Durazzo, Grand Master 1687 – 11 January 1698, d. 1703

X Francesco I Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza, Grand Master 11 January 1698 – 26 February 1727, d. 1727

XI Antonio I Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza, Grand Master 26 February 1727 – 20 January 1731, d. 1731

XII Carlos de Borbón, Duke of Parma as Carlo I (20 January 1731-1736), and King of Naples and Sicily as Carlo VII (1734-6 October 1759), Grand Master 20 January 1731 – 16 October 1759, d. 1788

XIII Ferdinando IV, King of Naples and Sicily (1759-1799), as King of Sicily Ferdinando III (1759-1815/16), as King of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies Ferdinando I, Grand Master 16 October 1759 – 4 January 1825, d. 1825

XIV Francesco I, King of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Grand Master 4 January 1825 – 8 November 1830, d. 1830

XV Ferdinando II, King of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Grand Master 8 November 1830 – 22 Mai 1859, d. 1859

XVI Francesco II, King of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, (reigning until 13 February 1861), Grand Master 22 Mai 1859 – 27 December 1894, d. 1894

XVII Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Count of Caserta, Grand Master 27 December 1894 – 16 Mai 1934, d. 1934

XVIII Ferdinando Pio of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria, Grand Master 16 Mai 1934 – 17 January 1960, d. 1960

XIX Alfonso Maria of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria, Infant of Spain, Grand Master 17 January 1960 – 3 February 1964, d. 1964

XX Carlos Maria Alfonso of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria, Infant of Spain, Grand Master 3 February 1964 – 5 October 2015

XXI Pedro Juan Maria Alejo Saturnino y todos los Santos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke of Calabria, Count of Caserta, Grand Master since 5 October 2015