Order of the Swan


A pious confraternity for nobles founded in Brandenburg, Germany in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary by the Elector Frederick II in 1440. A medal of the Blessed Virgin with a swan attached was worn by members of the order, giving rise to its name. The society ceased to exist with the introduction of Protestantism.

MLA Citation

  • “Order of the Swan”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 January 2020. Web. 11 May 2021. <>