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Lohengrin, a mythological hero of Germany, whose exploits are dealt with in a 13th-century poem edited by Riickert in 1857, and in Wagner's opera of Lohengrin. The son of Parzival, Lohengrin was a knight of the Grail, and was conveyed by a swan under King Arthur's orders to Mainz, where he rescued from an oppressor and married the Duke of Brabant's daughter Elsa, who was forbidden to search into his origin. After his return to Germany from an expedition with the Emperor against the Saracens and Hungarians, his wife questioned him on the forbidden topic. Her third attempt was successful; she gained the knowledge she sought, but lost her husband, who was carried away by the swan.