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.|
|Sovereign||King Felipe VI|
|Chancellor||Baron Íñigo Méndez de Vigo y Montojo, Minister of Education, Culture and Sport|
|Grades (w/ post-nominals)||Knight Grand Cross with Collar
Knight/Dame Grand Cross
Knight/Dame Grand Officer
|Established||23 May 1902
|Next (higher)||Order of Civil Merit|
|Next (lower)||Order of St. Raymond of Peñafort|
|The Ribbons 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.