Philippe DE VILLIERS DE L'ISLE ADAM

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FrenchBorn Philippe DE VILLIERS DE L'ISLE ADAM

Prominent member of the Knights Hospitaller at Rhodes and later Malta

Born on 1460 in Beauvais, France , France

Died on August 21, 1534 in Malte

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He commanded the Order during Sultan Suleiman's long and bloody Siege of Rhodes in 1522, when 600 knights and 4500 soldiers resisted an invading force of about 100,000 men for six months, but eventually negotiated the capitulation and the departure of the knights on New Year's Day 1523 to Crete.



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