Francisco Ximénez de Tejada

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Francisco Ximénez de Tejada y Eslava (Aragonese: Francisco Ximénes de Texada i Eslava; 1703 − 9 November 1775) was a Spanish knight of Aragon who served as the 69th Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Malta from 1773 to 1775. During his reign the order became unpopular mainly due to bankruptcy brought by his predecessor Pinto's lavish lifestyle. Ximénes' reign was marked by the unsuccessful Rising of the Priests.[1][2]

Francisco Ximénez de Tejada
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Grand Master of the Order of Saint John
In office
28 January 1773 – 9 November 1775
Preceded byManuel Pinto da Fonseca
Succeeded byEmmanuel de Rohan-Polduc
Personal details
Born1703
Aragon (modern Spain)
Died9 November 1775
Malta
Resting placeSt. John's Co-Cathedral
NationalitySpanish
Military service
AllegianceSovereign Military Order of Malta Order of Saint John

During Ximénes' reign, a warehouse was added to the Salina Right Redoubt in Salina Bay, and the redoubt became known as Ximenes Redoubt due to the large escutcheon with the Grand Master's coat of arms above the doorway.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sciberras, Sandro. "Maltese History - E. The Decline of the Order of St John In the 18th Century" (PDF). St Benedict College. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 April 2015.
  2. ^ Ciappara, Frans (2001). "'A Spy of Marquis Tanucci': Inquisitor Antonio Maria Lante" (PDF). Melitensia Historica: 209–220. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 April 2016. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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Preceded by
Manuel Pinto de Fonseca
Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
1773–1775
Succeeded by
Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc