Hughues Loubenx de Verdale

The 52nd Grandmaster of

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 The Sovereign Military and Hospitaller
Order of St. John
of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta


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12 January 1582 - 4 May 1595

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Grand Master Hugues de VERDALA (1582-95) was pious but worldly and he was shrewd enough to realize that it was hard for the young Knights of his days to adhere strictly to the standards of rigid monastic life.
He himself found it somewhat difficult to do so.
He built the princely Verdala Palace and surrounded it with a beautiful garden known as il-Buskett.
He repaired and rebuilt many of Valletta's bastions and constructed two massive new ones to protect the city from the landside.

This page ist part of "The Grandmasters of the Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta"

This page was created on 16 May 2001 and last updated on 07 October 2015 20:16:29 by the
Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard