Blanchefort, Guy De

Blanchefort, Guy De, fortieth grand-master of the order of St. John of Jerusalem, was born at the chateau of Boulancy, near Bonnat (Creuse). After entering this order he had the commandery of Molteitols and of Maisonesses. In 1480 he distinguished himself at the siege of Rhodes. D'Aubusson, his uncle, thirty- eighth grand-master, charged him with conducting to France Zizim, brother of the emperor Bajazet. Blanchefort was, in 1494, grand-prior of Auvergne. Elected grand-master, Nov. 12, 1512, he departed immediately, and, although ill, embarked at Nice, and died during the voyage, Nov. 24, 1513. He was buried at Rhodes. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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