Order of the Virtues (Egypt)

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Order of the Virtues
Nishan al-Kamal
Awarded by  Egypt
Type Order
Awarded for To women as an award for merit
Statistics
Established 1915
Reestablished under the Republic: 1953
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of Merit (Egypt)
Next (lower) Order of Labour (Egypt)
Order of the Virtues (Egypt).svg
Ribbon bar of the Order

The Order of the Virtues (or Nishan al-Kamal) is a female Egyptian order of knighthood, as an award for merit - but in practice mostly given to the wives of important men.

History[edit]

The Order was founded in 1915 and reestablished under the Republic in 1953.

Classes[edit]

The order is composed of the following classes of merit :

  • Supreme Class
  • 1st Class
  • 2nd Class
  • 3rd Class
Ribbon bars [1]
EGY - Order of the Virtues - Third class.svg
3rd Class
EGY - Order of the Virtues - Second class.svg
2nd Class
EGY - Order of the Virtues - Supreme and first classes.svg
1st Class
EGY - Order of the Virtues - Supreme and first classes.svg
Supreme Class

Insignia[edit]

  • The ribbon is light grey with gold edges.

Notable recipients[edit]

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ Colecciones Militares (Antonio Prieto Barrio), Egypt decorations - p.1
  2. ^ a b Foro Dinastías, State visit of Egypt in Spain, Queen Sofia & Cristina