Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise
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|Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise|
Civil Orden de Alfonso X el Sabio
Grand Cross Sash and Star of the Order
|Awarded by the Spanish Monarch|
|Royal house||House of Bourbon-Spain|
|Awarded for||Recognition of activities in the fields of education, science, culture, higher education and research.|
|Grand Master||King Felipe VI|
|Grand Chancellor||Baron Íñigo Méndez de Vigo y Montojo, Minister of Education, Culture and Sport|
Commander with Plaque
|Next (higher)||Order of Civil Merit|
|Next (lower)||Order of the Cross of St. Raymond of Peñafort|
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The Ribbons of the Order
The Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise Spanish: Orden Civil de Alfonso X el Sabio is a Spanish civil order established in 1939, recognising 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.
|Collar||Grand Cross and
Commander with Star
- Civil Orders of Spain. Heraldaría. (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-12-20.