Berenger Raymond

Berenger Raymond a native of Dauphiny, celebrated grand-master of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem, rendered himself illustrious by his valor, and was raised to the dignity of grand-master in 1365. In concert with the king of Cyprus, he destroyed the Egyptian privateers that infested the sea in the vicinity of the islands of Rhodes and Cyprus. He then went into the midst of the siege before Alexandria, took it after two very deadly assaults, burned all the buildings which were in the port, pillaged the city, and terminated the expedition by the sacking of Tripoli, Syria. In 1371 Urban V sent him to the isle of Cyprus to appease the troubles caused by the death of the king, Peter. Berenger held two general chapters in order to re-establish the discipline of his order. This was at first very difficult, but his reforms were at last approved in an assembly convoked at Avignon by pope Urban V. Bdrenger did not assist at this assembly on account of his advanced age. He died at Rhodes in 1373. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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