Order of the Iron Helmet

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The two editions of the cross. The one on the right is from 1815

On 18 March 1814 Elector Wilhelm I of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel) founded the Order of the Iron Helmet (German: Orden vom Eisernen Helm).

Maximilian Gritzner describes the model and the statutes of the order as "influenced by the example of the Iron Cross".

References[edit]

  • Maximilian Gritzner, Handbuch der Ritter- und Verdienstorden aller Kulturstaaten der Welt innerhalb des XIX. Jahrhunderts. Auf Grund amtlicher und anderer zuverlässiger Quellen zusammengestellt. (Leipzig, 1893)