|Friedrich Order (Friedrichs-Orden)|
|Awarded by The Kingdom of Württemberg|
|Eligibility||Württemberg military officers and officers of allied states|
|Awarded for||Bravery and exceptionally meritorious deeds in combat|
|Established||January 1, 1830|
Ribbon of the Order
The Friedrich Order (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. In 1918, the end of the monarchy meant the abolition of the order.
The order was created with a single class, conferring nobility. On 3 January 1856, the Order was recreated with four classes were 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. An additional rank was created on 6 March 1899, the Grand Cross with Crown (or Crown of the Grand Cross).
The classes were:
- Grand Cross with Crown
- Grand Cross
- Commander 1st Class
- Commander 2nd Class
- Knight Ist Class
- Knight 2nd Class
The ribbon was skyblue.
- Maximilian Gritzner;Ordenbuch
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