Gaspard de Vallier

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Gaspard de Vallier
Governor of Tripoli
In office
1549 – 15 August 1551
Appointed by Juan de Homedes y Coscon
Preceded by Pedro Nuñez Herrera
Succeeded by Murad Agha (as Pasha of Tripoli)
Personal details
Born Auvergne, France
Nationality French
Military service
Allegiance Sovereign Military Order of Malta Order of Saint John
Battles/wars Siege of Tripoli (1551)
View of Tripoli by Nicolas de Fer, before 1705.

Gaspar de Vallier was a Marshall of the Knights of Malta, who was in command of the fortress of Tripoli during the Siege of Tripoli (1551). He was French, from the region of Auvergne ("Langue d'Auvergne"). In Tripoli, he commanded 30 knights and 630 Calabrian and Sicilian mercenaries.[1] The city was captured on 15 August 1551.

Upon his return to Malta, Gaspar de Vallier was heavily criticized by the Grand Master de Homedes, brought in front of a tribunal, and stripped from the habit and cross of the Order.[2]

De Vallier was later rehabilitated by Grand Master Jean Parisot de Valette.


  1. ^ Braudel, Fernand (1995). The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II - Volume II. London: University of California Press Ltd. p. 920. ISBN 0520203305. 
  2. ^ Sutherland, Alexander (1846). Achievements of the Knights of Malta. Philadelphia: Carey and Hart. p. 108. 
Preceded by
Pedro Nuñez Herrera
Governor of Tripoli
Succeeded by
Murad Agha (as Pasha of Tripoli)