Order of St. Sava
|Order of St. Sava|
Star of the Serbian Order of St. Sava
Awarded by Kingdom of Serbia|
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Serbian Orthodox Church
State Order (1883-1945)|
House Order (after 1945)
Church Order (after 1945)[oss 1]
|Eligibility||Civilians, after 1914 members of the military.|
|Awarded for||Meritorious achievements in the arts, science, education and religion|
|Status||Awarded by Serbian Orthodox Church|
|Established||23 January 1883|
Order of the Cross of Takovo (Kingdom of Serbia, 1883-1903)|
Order of the White Eagle (1903–1930) Order of the Yugoslav Crown (Kingdom of Yugoslavia, 1930-)
The Order of St. Sava was a decoration of the Kingdom of Serbia established by Milan I on 23 January 1883. The Order of Saint Sava was established originally to recognize civilians for meritorious achievements to the Church, to arts and sciences, the royal house and the state. In 1914 a change was made permitting military personnel to receive the honor for military merit. The Order of St Sava was then awarded by the king of Yugoslavia until the abolishment of the monarchy in 1945.
Five grades were awarded: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight.
Since 1945 the highest award presented by the Serbian Orthodox Church is called the Order of St. Sava. There is also a fraternal organization with a similar name, the Loyal Order of St. Sava, organized for social interactions among Serbian American residents of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- Queen Giovanna, Queen Mother of Bulgaria
- Queen Farida, Former Queen Consort of Egypt
- King Michael I of Romania
- Albert Besson, French physician
- Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia
- Heinz Guderian
- Tsarevitch Alexei of Russia
- Nikola Tesla
- Anna Coleman Ladd
- Auguste Lumière,
- Novak Đjoković, 1st class, given 28 April 2011
- Dmitry Medvedev
- William Hunter (surgeon)
- Helen Keller
- Anne Sullivan
- István Kováts, 3rd class
- Karl Malden
- Vlade Divac
- Dejan Bodiroga
- Vladimir Putin
- Emir Kusturica
- Stepa Stepanović
- Rev. Marko B. Todorovich
- William Timlin
- Vidkun Quisling
- Willie Almos Holland African-American from Maryland who served in WWI.
- Dragoljub Mihailović, 25 January 1928.
- Aleksandr Karelin, given 9 February 2013
- Revd Henry Joy Fynes-Clinton (British), 2nd class 1918, 1st class 1921
- Lt. Col. Herbert St Maur Carter, D.S.O., M.D., British Surgeon, Royal Army Medical Corps and British Red Cross (3rd Class 1917).
- Peter Norman Nissen
- Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark
- Katherine, Crown Princess of Yugoslavia
- Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
- Queen Kapiolani of Hawaii, Hawaii 1883, Letter by King Milan I to King Kalakaua, Hawaii State Archive
- Lady Isabel Emslie Hutton, Scottish physician and psychiatrist
- Different type of order.
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