26 October 2011

Order of Malta Taking Possession of Malta in 1530

On this day, 26 October 1530, the Order of Malta took possession of the Island of Malta which had been given to them by Emperor Charles V in agreement for an annual tribue of one Maltese falcon. This image by Rene Berthon shows Phillipe Villiers de l'Isle-Adam, the 44th Grand Master of the Order taking possession.

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