Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise

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Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise
Orden Civil de Alfonso X el Sabio
Insignia, Grand Cross and Star of the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise.svg
Badge of the Civil Order of Alfonso X.
Awarded by His Majesty The King of Spain
Type Order of Merit
Awarded for Recognition of activities in the fields of education, science, culture, higher education and research.
Grand Master Felipe VI
Grand Chancellor Minister of Education, Culture and Sport
Established 23 May 23, 1902
Reformed 1988
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of Civil Merit
Next (lower) Order of St Raymond of Penyafort[1]
ESP Alfonso X Order GC.svg - ESP Alfonso X Order - Common.svg
Sash of "Grand Cross"/Ribbon of the Order

Order of Alfonso X the Wise (Spanish: Orden de Alfonso X el Sabio) is a Spanish civil order granted in recognition of activities in the fields of education, science, culture, higher education and research.

The Order was created on 23 May 1902 by Royal decree as the Order of Alfonso XII. In 1988 the order was reformed and given its current name. The 1988 reform’s main innovation was to discontinue the previous award’s practice of distinguishing male and female achievements, thereby eliminating explicit sexual discrimination.

Insignia
Collar of the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise.svg
Insignia, Grand Cross and Star of the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise.svg
Insignia of the Commander Grades of the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise.svg
Collar Grand Cross and
Commander with Star
Commander
Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise.svg
Medal of the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise.svg
Cross Medal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Civil Orders of Spain. Heraldaría. (Spanish). Retrieved 2012-12-20.