House Order of the Golden Lion (Hesse-Kassel)

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House Order of the Golden Lion
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Breast star of the Grand Cross of the House Order of the Golden Lion
Awarded by Elector of Hesse
Type Order
Eligibility 'Auspicious merit'
Status Dynastic Order
Established August 14, 1770
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Ribbon bar of the order

The House-order of the Golden Lion (German: Hausorden vom Goldenen Löwen) of the German Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel was instituted on August 14, 1770 by Landgraf (count) Frederick II of Hesse-Kassel. The Order was dedicated to Saint Elisabeth of Hungary, an ancestor of the founder and was meant to reward auspicious merit.

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