Friedrich Order

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Royal Order of Frederick I
De twee sterren van de Frederiksorde Wurttemberg.jpg
The Star and Badge of the Order
Awarded by Flag of Württemberg (Empire Total War).svg The Head of the House of Württemberg
Type Dynastic Order
Established 1 January 1830
Royal house House of Württemberg
Ribbon Sky Blue
Motto Gott und Mein Recht
("God and My Right")
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign Duke Carl
Grades Knight Grand Cross, Special Class
Knight Grand Cross
Statistics
First induction 1830 - King Wilhelm I of Württemberg
Precedence
Next (higher) Royal Order of Military Merit
Equivalent Royal Decoration of Charlotte
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The Royal Order of Frederick I (German: Friedrichs-Orden or Friedrichsorden) was an order of merit of the German Kingdom of Württemberg. It was instituted on the first of January 1830 by the second king of Württemberg, Wilhelm I in remembrance of his father, King Friedrich I.[1] In 1918, the end of the monarchy meant the abolition of the order.

Grades[edit]

The order was created with a single grade, conferring nobility. On 3 January 1856, the Order was recreated with four grades created and on 29 September 1870 a Knight Ist Class and a military division with swords were added (existing Knights were appointed Knights 1st Class). In 1892 the "Medal of the Order of Frederick" was added to the order.[2] An additional grade was created on 6 March 1899, the Grand Cross, Special Class

The grades were:

Grand Cross, Special Class
Grand Cross
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Knight/Dame

The ribbon was skyblue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maximilian Gritzner;Ordenbuch
  2. ^ Nimmergut Katalog 2008