German - Son of the Duke of Brabant. Brother of Elsa. He and Elsa were the foster-children of Frederick and Ortrud who coveted the dukedom to which Gottfried was heir. Ortrud turned Gottfried into a swan and Frederick then accused Elsa of having murdered her own brother. Lohengrin arrived on a swan, saved her from this danger and married her but left when she demanded to know his name. The swan that drew Lohengrin's boat was restored by the hero's prayers to the form of Gottfried who became the next duke of Brabant. Occasionally called Gottfried, Godfrey or Godfrey.

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