The 49th Grand Master H.R.H. Prince Pieter Cantacuzino
Elected as Grand Master at the GMCM in Göddöllö, Hungary in June 2013
The Cantacuzino or Cantacuzène family is a princely family of Wallachia, Moldavia and Russia, a branch of the Greek Kantakouzenos family, descended from the Byzantine Emperor John VI Cantacuzenus. The genealogical links between the Byzantine Greek and Romanian Cantacuzinos have been extensively documented.
In 1944, The Grandmasters father, Prince Ștefan Cantacuzino settled in Sweden. In 1961 he introduced the Order in Sweden togetether with Dr. Bela De Kezdy and the now Prior emeritus of the Grand Priory of Sweden H.E. Baron Eric M. Engzell. The former Grand Prior of Sweden, H.H. Prince Andronic Cantacuzino (deceased in 2009) was an elder brother of the Grand Master.