Knights of the Precious Blood

Founded in 1608 by Vincente del Gonzaga, duca di Mantova, the Knights of the Precious Blood exist to protect a sacred relic, stained with the blood of Jesus Christ, possessed by the Gonzagas. The duke is grand master of the order and the knights to date are members of the duchy’s aristocracy.

The knights wear a golden riband with the emblem of the order, two angels holding a vase containing three drops of blood.


Knights of the Precious Blood

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