Jump to content
GreyC

Who is this please? Order of Malta, Order of Holy Grave of Jerusalem. German? Austrian?

Recommended Posts

Hi,

I got this photo at a fair. I first thought that he was a member of St. John, but because he wears the Order of the Holy Grave of Jerusalem (if I am correct) he ought to be catholic. So he is probably a high ranking member of the Order of Malta.

I am not sure if he is German or Austrian. Can anybody identify him by any chance?

Thank you!

GreyC

xMalteserritter_kl.thumb.jpg.a257b29094c28fce084611c7e85e6f8a.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Knight of Honour and Devotion (possibly Bailiff Grand Cross, given the size)

The Equestrian  of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Knight Grand Cross

He was certainly Roman Catholic. Also a member of the aristocracy given the grade of the Order of Malta. 

Edited by P.F.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi P.F.,

thank you very much!

GreyC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Grey C ,The Gentleman wears the Field uniform used during WW1 by high grade Knights of the German Priorate of the Order, the Austro Hungarians used distinct uniforms , 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Maltese in the German Empire were nucleated into two associations .one in Rhineland Westphalia the other in Silesia . 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cool,

thanks Bayern!

Schönen Sonntag!

GreyC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello GreyC , thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...