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Grand Master Succession


The information below follows recent research and published in "Templar Succession : Establishing Continuity 1307-Present" by Chevalier Daniel J. Clausen (Grand Historian of the OSMTJ), published in October 2021.  Copies are available on-line (Amazon).

Old Order 
1118-1136  Hugues de Payens
1136-1149  Robert de Craon
1149-1152  Everard des Barres
1152-1153  Bernard de Tremalai
1153-1156  Andrew de Montbard
1156-1169  Bertrand de Blanchefort
1169-1171  Philip de Naplous
1171-1179  Odon de St. Amand
1180-1184  Amaud de Toroge
1185-1189  Gerard de Ridefort
1191-1193  Robert de Sable
1194-1200  Gilbert Erail
1201-1209  Philippe de le Plessis
1210-1219  Guillaume de Chartres
1219-1232  Pierre de Montaigue
1232-1244  Armand de Perigord
1244-1247  Richard de Bures
1247-1250  Guillaume de Sonnac
1250-1256  Renaud de Vichiers
1256-1273  Thomas Berard
1273-1291  Guillaume de Beaujeau
1291-1293  Thibaud Gaudin
1294-1314  Jacques de Molay

According to the L'Armenius Charter
1314-1324  Jean Marc Larmenius
1324-1340  Theobald of Alexandria
1340-1349  Arnold de Braque
1349-1357  John de Claremont
1357-1381  Bertrand du Gueselin
1381-1392  John Arminiacus
1391-1419  Bernard Arminiacus
1419-1452  John Arminiacus
1451-1472  John de Croy
1472-1478  Bernard Imbault
1478-1497  Robert de Lenoncourt
1497-1516  Galeatius de Salazae
1516-1544  Phippe Chabot
1544-1574  Gaspard de Galtiaco Tavanensis
1574-1615  Charles de Valois
1651-1681  James Ruxellius  de Granceio
1681-1705  Jacques Henri de Durfort, Duke of Duras
1705-1723  Phillippe II, Duke of Orleans
1724-1737  Louis-Augustus Bourbon
1737-1741  Louis-Henri Bourbon Conde
1741-1776  Louis-Francois Boubon Conti
1776-1792  Louis-Hercule Timoleon, Duke of Cosse Brissac
1792-1804  Claude-Mathieu Radix de Chavillon (Regent)

Ordre du Temple
1804 -1813  Bernard Raymond Fabre-Palaprat
1813 -1827  Charles Antoine Gabriel, Duke of Choiseul
                         Charles Louis de Peletier, Count of Aunay
1827 -1838  Bernard Raymond Fabre-Palaprat
1839 -1840  Sir William Sidney Smith (Regent)
1840 -1850  Jean-Marie Raoul
1850 -1866 Narcisse Valleray (Regent)
1866 -1877  Dr A.G.M. Vernois (Regent)
1892 - 1894  Joséphin Péladan (Regent)
1894 -1932  Secretariat International des Templiers (KUMRIS)

Ordre Souverain et Militaire du Temple de Jérusalem (OSMTJ)
1932 -1935 Council of Regency – Joseph Vandenberg
1935 -1935 Theodore Covias (Regent)
1935 -1942  Emile-Clement Joseph Isaac Vandenberg (Regent)
1942 -1960  Antoine Campello Pinto de Sousa Fontes
1960 -1970  Fernando Campello Pinto de Sousa Fontes (Regent)
1970 -1989  General Antoine Zdrowjewski*
1989 -1994  Georges Lamirand
1994 -2020  Dr Nicolas Haimovici Hastier (Regent)
2020 
-today Brigadier General (US Army Retd) Ronald S. Mangum PhD JD

* Our present Grand Prior of All Britain met General Zdrowjewski when he (the letter was a Colonel in the Free Polish Army) lodged at the family home in England when training with the Free French Forces, before the end of World War II.  General Charles de Gaulle (then a Colonel in the Free French Army) held a meeting with Zdrowjewski at the family home and presented the Grand Prior's father with one of his Free French Flags - which the Grand Prior now owns.  

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