Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise
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|Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise
Orden Civil de Alfonso X el Sabio
|Grand Cross Badge and sash of the Civil Order of Alfonso X.|
|Awarded by His Majesty The King of Spain|
|Type||Order of Merit|
|Awarded for||Recognition of activities in the fields of education, science, culture, higher education and research.|
|Sovereign||King Felipe VI|
|Grand Chancellor||Minister of Education, Culture and Sport|
|Grades (w/ post-nominals)||Knight Grand Cross with Collar, Knight/Dame Grand Cross, Knight/Dame Grand Officer, Knight/Dame Commander, Knight/Dame|
|Established||23 May 23, 1902
|Next (higher)||Order of Civil Merit|
|Next (lower)||Order of St Raymond of Penyafort|
|Sash of "Grand Cross"/Ribbon of the Order|
Order of Alfonso X the Wise (Spanish: Orden de Alfonso X el Sabio) is a Spanish civil order granted in recognition 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.
|Collar||Grand Cross and
Commander with Star
- Royal Decree 954/1988 of 2 September, which regulates the Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise. (Spanish)
- Civil Orders of Spain. Heraldaría. (Spanish). Retrieved 2012-12-20.