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Order of the Brothers of the Sword

LC control no.n 83203275
Corporate name headingOrder of the Brothers of the Sword
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Variant(s)Fratres Militiae Christi
Brüder des Ritterdienstes Christi
Brüder des Kriegsdienstes Christi
Brothers of the Sword
Knights of the Sword
German Order of the Brothers of the Sword
Livonian Knights
Livonian Order
Knights Swordbearers
Ensifererorum Ordo Teutonicus Livonorum
Ordo Ensiferorum in Livonia
Livonian Brothers of the Sword
Orden mechenost︠sev
Orden Mecha
See alsoTeutonic Knights
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Found inHopfenzitz, J. Studien zur oberdeutschen Agrarstruktur u. Grundherrschaft, 1982 (name not given)
LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Order of the Brothers of the Sword; founded 1202; incorporated into the Deutscher Orden (Teutonic Knights) in 1237; original name: Fratres Militiae Christi; variants: Brüder des Ritterdienstes Christi; Schwertbrüderorden; Brüder des Kriegsdienstes Christi)
Schurtzfleisch, H.L. Henrici Leonardi Schurzfleischii Historia Ensiferorum Ordinis Teutonici Livonorum, 1701: t.p. (... Ensiferorum Ordinis Teutonici Livonorum) index (Ordo Ensiferorum in Livonia)
Encycl. Brit., Micropaedia (Brothers of the Sword, Order of the; Latin: Fratres Militiae Christi; German: Schwertbrüderorden; also called Knights of the Sword and Livonian Order; organized 1202, forced to disband and reorganize in 1237 as a branch of the Teutonic Knights, whose grand master was thenceforth appointed the provincial master (Landmeister) of Livonia) under Livonia (the German Order of the Brothers of the Sword; after 1237, the Livonian Knights or the Livonian branch of the Teutonic Knights)
Columbia encycl. (Livonian Knights; German military religious order; also called Brothers of the Sword and the Knights Swordbearers)
Gibelʹ ordena Mecha, 2004: p. 3 (Ordena mechenost︠s︡ev (Schwertbrüder))
Wikipedia, Dec. 15, 2006 (Livonian Brothers of the Sword or Livonian Order)