Awards and decorations received by Josip Broz Tito

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The following is a full list of awards and decorations received by Josip Broz Tito, Yugoslav president and statesman, sorted by continents and Cold War bloc division. Josip Broz Tito received a total of 119 awards and decorations from 60 countries around the world (59 countries and Yugoslavia). 21 decorations were from Yugoslavia itself, 18 having been awarded once, and the Order of the People's Hero on three occasions. Of the 98 international awards and decorations, 92 were received once, and three on two occasions (Order of the White Lion, Polonia Restituta, and Karl Marx). The most notable awards being the French Légion d'honneur and Ordre national du Mérite, the British Most Honourable Order of the Bath, the Soviet Order of Lenin, the Japanese Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, the German Federal Cross of Merit, and the Italian Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.

Most were awarded by Poland and Czechoslovakia with six; then France, Indonesia, and the Soviet Union with five each; followed by Romania with four. The decorations were seldom displayed, however. After the Tito-Stalin of 1948 split and his inauguration as president in 1953, Tito rarely wore his uniform except when present in a military function, and then (with rare exception) only wore his Yugoslav ribbons for obvious practical reasons. The awards were displayed in full number only at his funeral in 1980.[1] Tito's reputation as one of the Allied leaders of World War II, along with his diplomatic position as the founder of the Non-Aligned Movement, was primarily the cause of the favorable international recognition.[1]

Europe[edit]

Western Bloc[edit]

Award or decoration Country Date Place Note Ref
AUT Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria - 1st Class BAR.png Grand Star of the Decoration for Services to the Republic of Austria  Austria 9 February 1965 Vienna Highest decoration in the Austrian honours system. [1]
Grand Crest Ordre de Leopold.png Grand Cordon of the Order of Léopold  Belgium 6 October 1970 Brussels One of the three Belgian national honorary Knight Orders. Highest Order of Belgium [1]
DEN Elefantordenen BAR.png Knight of the Elephant  Denmark 29 October 1974 Copenhagen Highest order of Denmark. [2]
FIN Order of the White Rose Grand Cross BAR.png Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland with Collar  Finland 6 May 1963 Belgrade One of three highest state orders of Finland, established in 1919 by Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim. [1]
Legion Honneur GC ribbon.svg Grand cross of the Legion of Honour  France 7 May 1956 Paris Highest decoration of France, awarded to Tito for extraordinary contributions in the struggle for peace. [1]
National Order of Merit Grand Cross Ribbon.png Grand cross of the National Order of Merit  France 6 December 1976 Belgrade Order of Chivalry awarded by the President of the French Republic ("National Order of Merit"). [1]
Ruban de la Médaille militaire.PNG Médaille militaire  France 7 May 1956 Paris Also received by Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower. [3]
Croix de guerre 1939-1945 with palm (France) - ribbon bar.png Croix de guerre with bronze palm  France 7 May 1956 Paris World War II military decoration of France (War Cross with Bronze Palm). [1]
Ruban de la croix du combattant volontaire de la guerre 1939-1945 (2).PNG Croix du combattant volontaire  France 29 June 1956 Belgrade French military decoration rewarding soldiers who spontaneously chose to serve with a fighting unit. [1]
GER Bundesverdienstkreuz 9 Sond des Grosskreuzes.svg Special class of the Grand Cross of Merit  West Germany 24 June 1974 Bonn Highest honour of West Germany (and modern Germany). [1]
GRE Order Redeemer 1Class.png Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer Greece 2 June 1954 Athens Highest decoration of Greece. [1]
Cordone di gran Croce di Gran Cordone OMRI BAR.svg Knight Grand Cross with Cordon of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic  Italy 2 October 1969 Belgrade Highest honour of Italy, foremost Italian order of knighthood, awarded to Josip Broz Tito in Belgrade. [1]
Ord.Lion.Nassau.jpg Knight of the Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau  Luxembourg 9 October 1970 Luxembourg Chivalric order, highest honour of Luxembourg. [1]
NLD Order of the Dutch Lion - Grand Cross BAR.png Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Netherlands Lion  Netherlands 20 October 1970 Amsterdam Second-highest order of the Netherlands, founded by the first King of the Netherlands, William I. [1]
St Olavs Orden storkors stripe.svg Grand Cross with Collar of St. Olav  Norway 13 May 1965 Oslo Highest Norwegian order of chivalry, [1]
PRT Order of Saint James of the Sword - Grand Cross BAR.png Grand Collar of the Order of Saint James of the Sword  Portugal 23 October 1975 Belgrade Portuguese order of chivalry, founded in 1171. [1]
PRT Order of Prince Henry - Grand Cross BAR.png Grand Collar of the Order of Prince Henry  Portugal 17 October 1977 Lisbon Portuguese National Order of Knighthood. [1]
SMR Order of Saint Marinus - Grand Cross BAR.png Grand Cross of the Order of San Marino  San Marino 25 September 1967 Belgrade Highest Order of San Marino. [1]
Seraphimerorden ribbon.svg Knight of the Royal Order of the Seraphim  Sweden 29 February 1959 Stockholm Swedish Royal order of chivalry, established by King Frederick I on 23 February 1748. [1]
Order of the Bath (ribbon).svg Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath  United Kingdom 17 October 1972 Belgrade British order of chivalry, awarded in Belgrade by Queen Elizabeth II. [1]

Eastern Bloc[edit]

Award or decoration Country Date Place Note Ref
OrderOfPeople'sLiberty1stClassRibbon.gif Order of People's Liberty 1st Class a Bulgaria 25 November 1947 Sofia Awarded for the participation in the revolutionary struggle of the Bulgarian people. [1]
Order99441Ribbon.jpg Order of the 9 September 1944 1st Class with Swords a Bulgaria 25 November 1947 Sofia Awarded to Bulgarian and foreign citizens who took part in the armed insurrection of 9 September 1944. [1]
OrderOfGeorgiDimitrovRibbon.jpg Order of Georgi Dimitrov a Bulgaria 22 September 1965 Sofia Awarded for exceptional merit. Awarded with the title of "People's Hero of Bulgaria". [1]
TCH Rad Bileho Lva 1 tridy (pre1990) BAR.svg Order of the White Lion 1st Class with Collar (awarded two times) Czechoslovakia 22 March 1946
26 September 1964
Prague
Brijuni
The highest order of Czechoslovakia. [1]
TCH CS Vojensky Rad Bileho Lva 1st (1945) BAR.svg Military Order of the White Lion 1st Class Czechoslovakia 22 March 1946 Prague Highest military order of Czechoslovakia. [1]
Order of the Slovak National Uprising 1 kl.png Order of the Slovak National Uprising 1st Class Czechoslovakia 22 March 1946 Prague Military order of the Slovakia (then part of Czechoslovakia). [1]
Czechoslovak War Cross 1939-1945 Bar.png Czechoslovak War Cross 1939-1945 Czechoslovakia 22 March 1946 Prague Military decoration of Czechoslovakia. [1]
TCH CS voj med Za zasluhy hvezda ribbon.svg Military Merit Cross 1939-1945 Czechoslovakia 22 March 1946 Prague Military decoration of Czechoslovakia. [1]
GDR Marks-order bar.png Order of Karl Marx a (awarded two times)  East Germany 12 November 1974
12 January 1977
Berlin
Belgrade
The most prestigious order of East Germany. [1]
GDR Star of Friendship of Nations - Grand Star (formal ribbon) BAR.png Grand Star of People's Friendship in Gold a  East Germany 8 June 1965 Berlin Order of East Germany, awarded for contributions to the preservation of peace. [1]
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep (military) 1class BAR.svg Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, Military Hungary 7 December 1947 Budapest Hungarian national order. [1]
HUN Order of Merit of the Hungarian Rep 1class Collar BAR.svg Order of Merit of the People's Republic of Hungary 1st Class Hungary 7 December 1947 Budapest Highest Hungarian order of merit. [1]
Hu3ofl0.png Order of the Flag of People's Republic of Hungary 1st Class Hungary 14 September 1964 Budapest Hungarian national order. [1]
POL Virtuti Militari Wielki BAR.svg Grand Cross of the War Order Virtuti Militari Poland 16 March 1946 Warsaw Poland's highest war decoration for courage in the face of the enemy. [1]
POL Polonia Restituta Wielki BAR.svg Grand Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (awarded two times, what is improper) Poland 25 June 1964
4 May 1973
Warsaw
Brdo Castle
Then Poland's highest civilian order for foreigners and Poles. [1]
POL Order Krzyża Grunwaldu 1 Klasy BAR.svg Cross of Grunwald 1st Class a Poland 19 October 1945 Belgrade Then Polish highest military decoration. [1]
POL Medal Zwycięstwa i Wolności BAR.svg Medal of Victory and Freedom 1945 Poland 16 March 1946 Warsaw Polish military medal. 670,000 of the medals were awarded between 1958 and 1992. [1]
POL Krzyż Partyzancki BAR.svg Partisan Cross Poland 16 March 1946 Warsaw Polish Partisan Cross. 55,000 of the medals were awarded. [1]
Ord.MichaeltheBrave-ribbon.jpg Order of Michael the Brave (3rd, 2nd, and 1st Class received) Romania 19 December 1947 Bucharest Romania's highest military decoration, instituted by King Ferdinand I. [1]
OrderofCarolI.ribbon.gif Grand Collar of the Order of Carol I Romania 16 December 1947 Bucharest Romanian state order. [1]
Star of Romania Ribbon.PNG Order of the Star of Romania 1st Class Romania 18 April 1966 Bucharest Romania's highest civil order. [1]
Victoria Socialismului bar ribbon.gif Order of the Victory of Socialism a Romania 16 May 1972 Drobeta-Turnu Severin Highest Romanian decoration, awarded with the title of "People's Hero of Romania". [1]
Order of Lenin ribbon bar.png Order of Lenin a  Soviet Union 5 June 1972 Moscow Highest National Order of the Soviet Union. [1]
Order october revolution rib.png Order of the October Revolution a  Soviet Union 16 August 1977 Moscow Second highest National Order of the Soviet Union. [1]
Ordervictory rib.png Order of Victory a  Soviet Union 9 September 1945 Belgrade Highest military decoration of the Soviet Union, one of only 5 foreigners to receive it. [4]
Order suvorov1 rib.png Order of Suvorov 1st Class  Soviet Union September 1944 Moscow Soviet military decoration, awarded to military personnel for exceptional leadership in combat. [1]
20 years of victory rib.png Twenty Years Of Victory In The Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 Medal a  Soviet Union 30 June 1965 Moscow Great Patriotic War jubilee commemorative medal of the Soviet Union. [1]
Note: aNow defunct.

Yugoslavia[edit]

Award or decoration Country Date Place Note Ref
Order of the Yugoslavian Great Star Rib.png Order of the Yugoslav Great Star  Yugoslavia 1 February 1954 Belgrade Highest national order of merit of Yugoslavia.[5] [1]
Orden slobode.png Order of Freedom  Yugoslavia 12 June 1945 Belgrade Highest military decoration of Yugoslavia,[5][6] and the second highest Yugoslav decoration overall. [1]
Order of the National Hero BAR.png Order of the National Hero
(awarded three times)
 Yugoslavia 6 November 1944
15 May 1972
16 May 1977
Vis
Belgrade
Belgrade
Second highest military award in Yugoslavia, and third highest Yugoslav decoration overall.[5] Josip Broz Tito was the only person to receive it three times. [1]
Order of the Hero of socialist labour Rib.png Order of the Hero of Socialist Labour  Yugoslavia 29 November 1950 Belgrade Fourth highest state decoration awarded in Yugoslavia.[5][6] [1]
Order of the National liberation Rib.png Order of National Liberation  Yugoslavia 15 August 1943 Jajce [1]
Order of the Battle flag Rib.png Order of the War Flag  Yugoslavia 29 December 1951 Belgrade [1]
Orden jugoslovenske zastave1(traka).png Order of the Yugoslav Flag with Sash  Yugoslavia 26 November 1947 Belgrade [1]
Order of the partisan star with golden wreath Rib.png Order of the Partisan Star with Golden Wreath  Yugoslavia 15 August 1943 Jajce [1]
Order Republic Golden wreath RIB.png Order of the Republic with Golden Wreath  Yugoslavia 2 July 1960 Belgrade [1]
Order of merits for the people with golden star Rib.png Order of People's Merit  Yugoslavia 9 June 1945 Belgrade [1]
Order of the brotherhood and unity with golden wreath Rib.png Order of Brotherhood and Unity with Golden Wreath  Yugoslavia 15 August 1943 Jajce [1]
Order of the National army with laurer wreath Rib.png Order of the People's Army with Laurel Wreath  Yugoslavia 29 December 1951 Belgrade [1]
Order of military merits with the great star Rib.png Order of Military Merit with Great Star  Yugoslavia 29 December 1951 Belgrade [1]
Order for courageousness Rib.png Order of Courage  Yugoslavia 15 August 1943 Jajce [1]
Commemorative Medal of the Partisans - 1941 RIB.png Commemorative Medal of the Partisans - 1941  Yugoslavia 14 September 1944 Vis [1]
30 Years of the Victory over Fascism Medal RIB.png 30 Years of the Victory over Fascism Medal  Yugoslavia 9 May 1975 Belgrade [1]
10 Years of the Yugoslav Army Medal RIB.png 10 Years of the Yugoslav Army Medal  Yugoslavia 22 December 1951 Belgrade [1]
20 Years of the Yugoslav Army Medal RIB.png 20 Years of the Yugoslav Army Medal  Yugoslavia 22 December 1961 Belgrade [1]
30 Years of the Yugoslav Army Medal RIB.png 30 Years of the Yugoslav Army Medal  Yugoslavia 22 December 1971 Belgrade [1]
Note: All Yugoslav decorations are now defunct.

Americas[edit]

Award or decoration Country Date Place Note Ref
BOL Order of Condor of the Andes - Grand Cross BAR.png Grand Cross of the Order of the Condor of the Andes  Bolivia 29 September 1963 Cochabamba Bolivian state order. [1]
Order of the Southern Cross Grand Collar Ribbon.png Grand Cross of the National Order of the Southern Cross  Brazil 19 September 1963 Brasília Brazil's highest order of merit. [1]
CHL Order of Merit of Chile - Grand Cross BAR.png Collar of the Order of Merit of Chile  Chile 24 September 1963 Santiago Chilean order of merit. [1]
MEX Order of the Aztec Eagle 1Class BAR.png Collar of the Order of the Aztec Eagle  Mexico 30 March 1963 Belgrade Highest decoration awarded to foreigners by Mexico. [1]
Medal of Independence  Mexico 15 October 1963 Mexico City Mexican medal. [1]
PAN Order of Manuel Amador Guerrero - Grand Cross BAR.png Gold Collar of the Order of Manuel Amador Guerrero  Panama 15 March 1976 Panama City The highest honour of Panama. [1]
VEN Order of the Liberator - Grand Cordon BAR.png Collar of the Order of the Liberator  Venezuela 17 March 1976 Caracas Highest Venezuelan state order. [1]

Asia[edit]

Award or decoration Country Date Place Note Ref
Order of the Supreme Sun (Kingdom of Afghanistan).gif Grand Collar of the Order of the Supreme Sun with Sash Afghanistan 1 November 1960 Belgrade Highest decoration of the Kingdom of Afghanistan. [1]
Grand Commander of the Order of Thiri Thudhamma  Burma 6 January 1955 Rangoon The highest Burmese commendation (at the time). [1]
Ordre Royal du Cambodge 1st type Chevalier ribbon.svg Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Cambodia 1st Class Cambodia 20 July 1956 Brijuni Cambodian chivalric order, originally established by France (still in use). [1]
Orde van de Onafhankelijkheid lint.jpg Grand Collar of National Independence Cambodia 17 January 1968 Phnom Penh Cambodian order. [1]
Bintang Republik Indonesia Adipurna Ribbon.png Star of the Republic of Indonesia 1st Class  Indonesia 16 June 1961 Belgrade Highest Indonesian order. [1]
Sacred Star  Indonesia 28 December 1958 Jakarta Indonesian order, awarded for extraordinary bravery. [1]
Guerilla Star  Indonesia 28 December 1958 Jakarta Indonesian medal, crafted from the first exploded shell of the Indonesian National Revolution. [1]
Order of Bravery  Indonesia 28 December 1958 Jakarta Indonesian order, awarded for extraordinary bravery. [1]
Order of the Great Hero  Indonesia 7 April 1960 Brijuni Indonesian order, awarded for courage in the face of the enemy. [1]
Order of Pahlavi (Iran).gif Grand Collar of the Order of Pahlevi a Iran 3 June 1966 Tehran Iranian order. [1]
2500th Anniversary of the Persian Empire Medal 1971.gif Commemorative Order 2,500 years of the Iranian Empire a Iran 14 October 1971 Persepolis Iranian order, commemorating 2,500 years of the Iranian Empire. [1]
Ord.2River-ribbon.gif Order Al Rafidain 1st Class with Sash Iraq 14 August 1967 Belgrade Contemporary Iraqi state order. [1]
Order of the Two Rivers - Military (Iraq) - ribbon bar.png Military Order Al Rafidain 1st Class with Sash Iraq 7 February 1979 Baghdad Contemporary Iraqi military order. [1]
JPN Daikun'i kikkasho BAR.svg Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum  Japan 8 April 1968 Tokyo Highest Japanese decoration for living persons. [1]
JOR Al-Hussein ibn Ali Order BAR.svg Order of al-Hussein bin Ali with Collar and Sash  Jordan 11 February 1979 Amman Order of Jordan. [1]
Gold Star Medal of the Hero of the Republic  North Korea 25 August 1977 Pyongyang DPR Korean order. [1]
PRK Order of the National Flag - 1st Class BAR.png Order of the National Flag 1st Class  North Korea 25 August 1977 Pyongyang DPR Korean order. [1]
Order of Mubarak the Great (Kuwait) - ribbon bar.gif Collar of the Order of Mubarak the Great  Kuwait 3 February 1979 Kuwait City Prestigious Kuwaiti decoration. [1]
OrdenSuheBator.png Order of Suha Bator Mongolia 20 April 1968 Ulan Bator A national order of Mongolia. [1]
Ord.Rajanya.Nepal-Ribbon.gif Order of Ojaswi Rajanya with Collar and Sash    Nepal 2 February 1974 Kathmandu Highest Nepali state order. [1]
Ord.Nishan-i-Pakistan.ribbon.gif Order Nishan-e-Pakistan  Pakistan 13 January 1961 Belgrade Highest Pakistani civil award. [1]
Order Of Ummayad (Syria) - ribbon bar.gif Grand Cordon of the Order of Oumayyad  Syria 6 February 1974 Damascus Syrian national order. [1]
Note: aNow defunct.

Africa[edit]

Award or decoration Country Date Place Note Ref
Order of Valour.svg Grand Cross of the Order of Merit for Cameroon with Sash  Cameroon 21 June 1967 Brijuni Highest order of merit of the Republic of Cameroon. [1]
Order of Merit (Central African Republic) - ribbon bar.gif Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Central Africa with Sash  CAR 3 May 1972 Belgrade Highest order of merit of the Central African Republic. [1]
Ord.Merit.Congo.png Order of Merit of the Congo with Sash Congo 10 September 1975 Belgrade Highest order of merit in the Congo. [1]
EGY Order of the Nile - Grand Cordon BAR.png Grand Cordon of the Order of the Nile with Collar  Egypt 28 December 1955 Cairo Egypt's highest state honor. [1]
Order of The Queen of Sheba (Ethiopia) ribbon.gif Grand Collar of the Order of the Queen of Sheba with Sash  Ethiopia 21 July 1954 Belgrade Ethiopian imperial order. [1]
Military Medal of Merit of the Order of St. George (Ethiopia) - ribbon bar.png Military Medal of Merit of the Order of Saint George with Victory Leaves  Ethiopia 21 July 1954 Belgrade Imperial military medal of Ethiopia. [1]
Medal for Defence of the Country with Five Palm Leaves  Ethiopia 21 July 1954 Belgrade Imperial military medal of Ethiopia. [1]
Grand Cross of the Order of the Fighter for Independence  Guinea 7 January 1961 Belgrade Highest Guinean military decoration. [1]
Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya.svg Grand Collar of the Order of Golden Heart of Kenya 1st Class  Kenya 18 February 1970 Nairobi Highest Kenyan state order. [1]
Order of the Pioneers of Liberia - ribbon bar.png Order of the Pioneers of Liberia  Liberia 14 March 1961 Monrovia Highest Liberian order. [1]
Order of the Republic (Libya) - ribbon bar.gif Order of the Republic with Sash Libya November 1973 Belgrade Highest Libyan order. [1]
Order of National Merit (Mauritania) - ribbon bar.gif Grand Cross of the Order of National Merit with Sash  Mauritania 5 September 1968 Brijuni Highest Mauritanian state honor. [1]
MAR Order of the Military - Special Class BAR.png Grand Collar of the Order of Mehamedi  Morocco 1 April 1961 Rabat Moroccan order. [1]
SEN Order of the Lion - Grand Cross BAR.png National Order of the Lion with Sash  Senegal 30 August 1975 Brdo Castle Highest Senegalese state honor. [1]
Order of the Somali Star (Somalia) - ribbon bar.gif Order of the Somali Star Somalia 26 March 1976 Belgrade Somali state order. [1]
Grand Collar of the Order of Honor  Sudan 12 February 1959 Khartoum Sudanese state decoration. [1]
TGO Order of Mono - Grand Cross BAR.png Grand Cross of the Order of Mono  Togo 23 June 1976 Belgrade Highest Togolese state honor. [1]
Order of Independence v. 1959 (Tunisia) - ribbon bar.gif Grand Cordon of the Order of Independence  Tunisia 9 April 1961 Tunis Tunisian state order. [1]
Order of the Grand Companion of Freedom (Zambia) - ribbon bar.gif Order of the Great Commander and Distinguished Combatant for Freedom 1st Class  Zambia 8 February 1970 Lusaka Highest Zambian state order. [1]

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References[edit]

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