The Bailiwick continued to maintain friendly relations with the Sovereign Order of Malta. In 1811, it was suppressed by the King of Prussia who later founded the Royal Prussian Order of St. John as an order of merit. In 1852, the Order regained the name of Bailiwick of Brandenburg and became a noble Order of Prussia.
In 1918, after the fall of the monarchy, it was separated from the State and became independent. It is present in a number of European countries, Canada and the United States and also works in Germany with hospitals and senior nursing homes, and is responsible for an important ambulance service – the ‘Johanniter Unfallhilfe’. It has independent affiliations in Finland, France, Hungary and Switzerland.