Supreme Order of the Renaissance

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Supreme Order of the Renaissance
Wisam al-Nahda
Awarded by  Jordan
Type Order
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign King Abdullah II
Grades Grand Cordon w/ Brilliants
Grand Cordon
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Knight
Medal
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of Al-Hussein bin Ali
Next (lower) Order of the Star of Jordan
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Ribbon bar of the order

The Supreme Order of the Renaissance is the second knighthood order of the Kingdom of Jordan.

History[edit]

The order was instituted in 1917 by Emir Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca. According to correspondence between the British Foreign Office and their agent in Jeddah in 1924,

The Order of the Nahda was established to commemorate the revolt of the Hejaz against the Turks. The first distribution was made on October 15th, 1918, when Sharif Hussein declared himself King. It is supposed to be confined to people who actually took part in the revolt.[1]

When Hussein's successor Ali was overthrown by the Sultan of Nejd, his son Abdullah continued to issue the award as Emir of Transjordan.

Grades[edit]

The Supreme Order of the Renaissance is divided in six classes :

  • Grand Cordon with Brilliants / Special 1st Class
  • Grand Cordon / 1st Class
  • Grand Officer / 2nd Class
  • Commander / 3rd Class
  • Officer / 4th Class
  • Knight/ 5th Class

and a medal

Insignia[edit]

The ribbon is, since 1952, of equal stripes of black, white and green; with a narrow red stripe in the centre of the white stripe.

Between 1917 and 1952, it was made of equal stripes of black, green and white; with a narrow red stripe in the centre of the green stripe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Journal of the Orders and Medals Research Society, March 2003. Cited by Roger Bragger.[1] Accessed 17 July 2016.

Sources[edit]

Medals World Index, Jordan: The Supreme Order of the Renaissance (Wisam an-Nahada)