The Grand Master of the Order of Saint Lazarus (statuted 1910) is the leader of a fraternal order claiming legacy and contingency to the medieval Catholic military order, the Order of Saint Lazarus.
It claims continuity by assertion that during the period from 1814 to 1841, the order was under the direction of the Council of Officers with King Louis XVIII (1814-1824) and King Charles X (1824-1831) as Protectors of the joint Orders, and was then passed on, evolving into the current list of Grand Masters.
The Order lost its Royal Protection in 1831 but, according to some pretensions, continued to function under the direction of the Council of Officers.
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