Francisco Ximénez de Tejada
|Francisco Ximénez de Tejada|
|Grand Master of the Order of Saint John|
|Preceded by||Manuel Pinto da Fonseca|
|Succeeded by||Emmanuel de Rohan-Polduc|
|Died||9 November 1775|
|Resting place||St. John's Co-Cathedral|
|Allegiance||Sovereign_Military_Order_of_Malta Order of Saint John|
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.
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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