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THE DI CARAFA STORY

Gregoria Carafa (1615-1690) was a nobleman from the House of Carafa and the 62nd Prince and Grand Master of the Order of Saint John from 1680 to his death in 1690.

Carafa was born in Calabria, Italy to Girolamo, Prince of Roccella and Diana Vittori, the niece of Pope Paul V. His brother was the Cardinal Carlo Carafa della Spina.

In 1656 he commanded the seven Maltese galleys at the Battle of the Dardanelles. In this battle, the joint Venetian-Maltese fleet was victorious, and as a reward, Malta received 11 captured Ottoman ships. This battle was the heaviest naval defeat for the Ottomans since the Battle of Lepanto.

After the victorious battle he was welcomed in Malta as a hero. Subsequently he reclaimed the wetlands at Bormla (Cospicua) and strengthened the Order’s fleet.

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