Order of the Nile
|Order of the Nile|
Kiladat El Nil
Badge of the 4th class of the Order, Officer.
|Awarded by Kingdom of Egypt|
|Awarded for||Rendering useful service to Egypt|
|Last awarded||1953 on the abolition of the monarchy|
|Next (higher)||Order of Ismail|
Ribbon bar for Grand Cordon
Ribbon bar for Grand Officer
Ribbon bar for Commander
Ribbon bar for Officer
Ribbon bar for Knight
|Order of the Nile|
Kiladat El Nil
Badge of the Collar of the Nile
|Awarded by Republic of Egypt|
|Awarded for||Exceptional valuable public service to Egypt|
|Established||18 June 1953, as a reconstituted Order by the new Republic|
|Next (lower)||Order of the Republic (Egypt)|
Ribbon bar for Grand Cordon
The Order of the Nile (Kiladat El Nil) was established in 1915 and served as one of the Kingdom of Egypt’s principal orders until the monarchy was abolished in 1953. It was then reconstituted as the Republic of Egypt’s highest state honor.
Sultanate and Kingdom of Egypt
The Order was established in 1915 by Sultan Hussein Kamel of Egypt for award to persons who had rendered useful service to the country. It ranked beneath the Order of Ismail and was frequently awarded to British officers and officials serving in Egypt, as well as distinguished Egyptian citizens.
The order comprised five classes:
- Grand Cordon: Badge worn from a sash over the right shoulder, with a star on the left chest.
- Grand Officer: Badge worn around the neck, with a smaller star on the left chest.
- Commander: Badge worn around the neck.
- Officer: Badge worn on the left chest from a ribbon bearing a rosette.
- Knight: Badge worn on the left chest from a plain ribbon.
Republic of Egypt
After Egypt became a republic in 1953 the Order of the Nile was reconstituted to serve as Egypt's highest state honor. It now consists of:
- The Collar of the Nile, worn by the President of the Republic and may be granted to other Heads of State.
- The Order of the Nile, awarded for exceptional services to the nation. It has a single Grand Cordon class, with the badge of the order worn from a sash and the star of the order worn on the left chest. Although the five class structure of the original 1915 order was mentioned when the order was restructured in 1953, the four more junior grades are no longer awarded.
Some appointees to the order
The Sultanate and Kingdom of Egypt (1915–1953)
- Brigadier Peter Acland (4th class), 1936
- Judge Sir Maurice Amos (Grand Cordon)
- Maharaja Jagatjit Singh Bahadur of Kapurthala (Grand Cordon), 1924
- Rear Admiral Richard Bevan (4th Class), 1919
- Field Marshall Lord Birdwood
- Lieutenant General Louis Bols
- Howard Carter, British archaeologist and Egyptologist (3rd Class), 1926
- Major Aubrey Faulkner
- Lieutenant colonel Alexander Kearsey (3rd Class)
- Harold Knox-Shaw, British astronomer
- Lancelot Lowther, 6th Earl of Lonsdale, 1920
- Naguib Pasha Mahfouz, obstetrician and gynecologist, 1919
- Lieutenant Colonel Cecil L'Estrange Malone
- Dr Hubert William Milligan, Royal Army Medical Corps (4th Class), March 1917
- Earl Mountbatten of Burma, (fourth class), 1922
- Charles Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey, 1915
- John Percival, Egyptian Civil Service
- General Sir William Peyton (2nd Class), 1916
- General Hussein Refki Pasha (Grand Cordon)
- Rear Admiral Eric Gascoigne Robinson
- Captain George Francis Scott Elliot
- Lieutenant Colonel Sir Norman Seddon-Brown, 1927
- Dr. Hassan Omar Shaheen - Professor of ENT Kasr El-Aini Hospital, Cairo. Circa 1920
- Major-General Sir Charlton Watson Spinks, last Sirdar of Egypt (Grand Cordon), 1931
- Dr. Oskar Stross, Austrian Consul General
- Mervyn Whitfield, Political Branch, Public Security, Alexandria, 1917
- General Sir Reginald Wingate, 1915
- Judge Youssef Zulficar Pasha (Grand Cordon)
The Republic Egypt (From 1953)
- President Jimmy Carter, President of the United States (1979)
- Emperor Akihito of Japan
- Emperor Amha Selassie of Ethiopia
- His Holiness Dr Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, Islamic leader (Grand Cordon)
- Dalida, singer and actress
- Mohamed ElBaradei, former Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- Queen Elizabeth II, November 1975
- Hassaballah El Kafrawy, Egyptian former Minister of Development, Reconstruction, Housing, New Communities, Public Utilities and Land Reclamation
- King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, 1989
- Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut
- Pierre Gemayel, founder of the Lebanese Phalange
- Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia
- King Idris of Libya (Grand Cordon)
- Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Turkish academic, diplomat and former Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
- Émile Lahoud, President of Lebanon, 2000
- Makarios III, former President of Cyprus
- Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa
- Adly Mansour, acting President of Egypt from the 2013 revolution until the swearing in of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
- King Mohammed VI of Morocco
- Muhammad Naguib, First President of Egypt
- Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan
- Antonín Novotný, President of Czechoslovakia
- Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman, 1976
- Ziaur Rahman, President of Bangladesh
- Heinrich Rau, East German politician (Grand Cordon), 1961
- King Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, 1954
- King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia
- William E. Simon, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
- Suharto, President of Indonesia
- Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, former Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces of Egypt, August 2012
- Marshal Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia, (Grand Cordon with Collar), December 1955
- Walter Ulbricht, President of East Germany, 1965
- George Vasiliou, former President of Cyprus
- Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Professor Ahmed Zewail, Egyptian-American scientist
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