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Order dissolved "c. 1800"?Edit

On what basis is it claimed that the Order was disestablished in c. 1800? It did lose its territory in 1798, and although it was much weaker than it was prior to the French invasion, it remained active throughout the 19th century:

  • it was mentioned in the Treaty of Amiens in 1802
  • Sweden offered the island of Gotland to the Order in 1806
  • it settled in Rome as the SMOM in 1834
  • Giovanni Battista Ceschi a Santa Croce became GM in 1879

This comment might be of interest to User:Kwekubo, User:BushelCandle and User:Chicbyaccident.

Xwejnusgozo (talk) 01:09, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. (You may see that I self-reverted my reversion of your edit. Unfortunately, that self-reversion probably happened while you were penning the above exposition.) BushelCandle (talk) 01:32, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

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Order InsigniaEdit

I've noticed that the insignia of the order has been changed from the famous one to the flag of the Knights of Rhodes. Yes I know the red & white St George's cross symbol is the original one, and also the symbol of the Knights of St John, and the most famous grand master was known as 'Grand Master of the Knights of Saint John' and he bore that symbol. But the Black & White one is the most well known and it was the one they bore on the crusades, and what they who're on an every day basis. So please just change it back. Dragon25920 (talk) 20:13, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

Female members of the orderEdit

I don't know were this should be placed, but it is certainly relevant. Normally, the order did not accept female members in the 16th-century, but it had one exception to that rule: the order made Donna Eleonora Spadafora Sambuca the first Knight of Devotion of their Order after the death of her father Count Federico, who died in 1598, because they had promised to make his unborn firstborn a knight, and when it proved to be a girl, they still had to keep their word: [1]--Aciram (talk) 14:33, 27 October 2016 (UTC)

SMOM Lease on MaltaEdit

There is a comment in SMOM on the lease for the Fort St Angelo. I didn't find any specific links but it is mentioned here - http://www.culturemalta.org/51/61/The-Knights-Hospitallers-and-Malta- — Preceding unsigned comment added by Magicalyak (talkcontribs) 17:20, 19 November 2016 (UTC)

Requested move 3 February 2017Edit

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: not moved Consensus is that the current title is appropriate for this article. (non-admin closure) TonyBallioni (talk) 20:21, 10 February 2017 (UTC)



Knights HospitallerTemplate:History of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta – To get things straight; straghten out the content mess a bit of this article and its relation to the article Sovereign Military Order of Malta, which contains chunks over overlapping content. Lots of reasons: the List of Princes and Grand Masters of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta already treat these two articles as if they would be renamed, as do other articles, etc. Chicbyaccident (talk) 14:35, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Oppose. I have no idea why you are proposing this. I assume you do not mean a move into templatespace. In any case, "Knights Hospitaller" is a perfectly good article title for the subject. Srnec (talk) 03:53, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
I suppose a mistake using the move request, that should be History of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. --Robertiki (talk) 14:03, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
Yeah, thanks for the correction! Chicbyaccident (talk) 16:00, 4 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose this is a common name, and indeed far more common in historical sources than SMOM. However, I would support a clarification of the scope of the two articles, with "Knights Hospitaller" referring to the history of the Order from the foundation to the loss of Malta, and SMOM to everything after. Constantine 17:54, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

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Help with Commons categoriesEdit

Wikimedia commons has categories for Commons:Category:Sovrano Ordine di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme, Commons:Category:Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Commons:Category:Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Commons:Category:Knights Hospitaller, and there seems to be some real overlap between these. I thought I'd ask here for advice on which are really useful for categorizing images and other media, and which might be merged. Just to emphasize, I'm not proposing merging the wikipedia articles, which are obviously distinct, just the categorization of images. Thanks. - Themightyquill (talk) 15:47, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

The first homosexual state of the middle ages?Edit

I heard that Malta was one of the first fully homosexual states in the Christian West. I studied in a Polish seminary, and this is not a secret to us. During the reign of the Knights, homosexuality was in no way punished and even encouraged. Thousands of men cohabited with each other, held together by same-sex love, so they defended Malta with such courage during the Turkish attack. They were ashamed to retreat, looking at their homosexual partners.

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