Order of the Golden Fleece

   Aristocratic fraternity created in 1430 by Philip the Good (1396–1467), Duke of Burgundy, as a means of strengthening his ties with the members of the nobility. It was intended as a counterpart of sorts to the English Order of the Garter. Its name presumably is a reference to the mythological story of Jason and the Argonauts. Many noble recipients of the order can be seen with the insignia on portraits painted by contemporary artists.

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