Emery d'Amboise

Emery d'Amboise
Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
In office
10 July 1503  13 November 1512
Preceded by Pierre d'Aubusson
Succeeded by Guy de Blanchefort
Personal details
Born 1434
Chaumont-sur-Loire, France
Died 13 November 1512
Nationality French
Military service
Allegiance Sovereign Military Order of Malta Knights Hospitaller
Coat of arms of Emery d'Amboise
Grand culverin of the Knights Hospitallers, 1500–1510, Rhodes. French work, caliber: 165 mm, length: 540 cm, weight: 3343 kg, ammunition: 15 kg iron ball. Arms of Emery d'Amboise. Given by Abdülaziz to Napoleon III in 1862.

Emery d'Amboise (1434–1512) was Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller from 1503 to 1512. He was the 41st Grand Master. He succeeded to Pierre d'Aubusson.[1]

Cannon of the Hospitallers at Saint-Nicholas Tower (Tour Saint-Nicolas), 1510, Rhodes. Arms of Emery d'Amboise, with Arabic inscription. Latin inscription TURIS + S + NICOLAI + PRO + DEFESOR, "For the defense of Saint-Nicholas Tower". Caliber: 230 mm length: 255 cm weight:1427 kg.

Early life

Emery d'Amboise was born in 1434 in the castle of Chaumont-sur-Loire, a stronghold of the powerful family of Amboise. He was the third son of Pierre d'Amboise (1408–1473), chamberlain of Charles VII and Louis XII and Anne of Bueil (1405–1458), daughter of Jean IV Bueil. His younger brother, George, was the future Cardinal d'Amboise, prime minister of Louis XII.


Preceded by
Pierre d'Aubusson
Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller
Succeeded by
Guy de Blanchefort
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