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
Orden de Alfonso X el Sabio DMColl.jpg
Grand Cross Sash and Star of the Order
Awarded by the Spanish Monarch
Type State Order
Royal house House of Bourbon-Spain
Awarded for Recognition of activities in the fields of education, science, culture, higher education and research.
Status Currently Constituted
Grand Master King Felipe VI
Grand Chancellor Baron Íñigo Méndez de Vigo y Montojo, Minister of Education, Culture and Sport
Grades Collar
Grand Cross
Commander with Star
Commander
Cross
Medal
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of Civil Merit
Next (lower) Order of St. Raymond of Peñafort[1]
ESP Alfonso X Order GC.svg - ESP Alfonso X Order - Common.svg
The Ribbons of the Order

Order of Alfonso X the Wise (Spanish: Orden de Alfonso X el Sabio) is a Spanish civil order established in 1939, it recognises of 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.

Insignia
Collar of the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise.svg
Insignia, Grand Cross and Star of the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise.svg
Insignia of the Commander Grades of the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise.svg
Collar Grand Cross and
Commander with Star
Commander
Cross of the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise.svg
Medal of the Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise.svg
Cross Medal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Civil Orders of Spain. Heraldaría. (Spanish). Retrieved 2012-12-20.