Bavarian Order of Merit
|Bavarian Order of Merit|
|Awarded by the Minister-President of Bavaria|
|Type||Order of Merit|
|Established||11 June 1957|
|Eligibility||Men and women without distinction of nationality or class|
|Awarded for||Outstanding contributions to the Free State of Bavaria and the Bavarian people|
|Total inductees||5,602 (as of August 2018)|
|Next (higher)||Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art|
Order of Merit of the Bavarian Crown |
Order of the Lion of Bavaria
Ribbon bar of the order
The Bavarian Order of Merit (German: Bayerischer Verdienstorden) is the Order of Merit of the Free State of Bavaria. It is awarded by the Minister-President of Bavaria as a "recognition of outstanding contributions to the Free State of Bavaria and the Bavarian people".
The order was instituted by law on 11 June 1957. The Prime Minister and the Cabinet can nominate awardees.
- Konrad Adenauer
- King Baudouin of Belgium
- Gloria, Princess of Thurn and Taxis
- Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern
- Franz-Ludwig Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
- Maria Probst
- Mgr Georg Gänswein
- Archduke Otto of Austria
- Bastian Schweinsteiger
- Bayerische Staatsregierung. "Bayerischer Verdienstorden". Bayerischer Landesportal (in German). Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
- Bayerische Staatsregierung. "Bayerischer Verdienstorden" (in German). Retrieved 30 August 2018.
- "Hemmerle Website". Hemmerle. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
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