Some Spanish Orders and Medals

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Some Spanish Orders and Medals

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 02 Jul 2009 11:21

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Order of Charles III, Grand Cross with Collar. This is the Highest Grade of the Order and usually awarded only to Foregin Heads of State.

The Most Distinghuished Order of Charles III (Muy Distinguida Orden de Carlos III) was established by HM King Charles III on 19 September 1771.

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Order of Civil Merit (Orden del Mérito Civil), Knigth with Collar. The Order was instituted by Royal Warrant of 25 June 1926.

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Re: Some Spanish Orders and Medals

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 05 Jul 2009 14:59

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The Royal Order of Isabella the Catholic (Real Orden de Isabel la Católica), Grand Cross with Collar. Instituted on 24 March 1815 by King Ferdinand VII as a memorial to his return following the retreat of the Napoleonic Troops from Spain. Awarded to Spaniards for service to the Country mainly of civil carracter. It can also be awarded to Foreginers, like Diplomats, for service to Spain.

The Order has the following ranks:
Collar
Grand Cross
Commander of Number
Commander
Officer
Cross
Silver Cross
Silver Medal
Bronze Medal.

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Re: Some Spanish Orders and Medals

Postby StarsAndStripes » 19 Feb 2011 19:46

Spanish History is one area I am severely lacking in. These indications of order are really quite stunning. I have been doing a bit of browsing on the following site:
http://www.jeanpaulleblanc.com/Spain.htm
It has left me a bit disappointed and looking for more. Can you share the source you used for gathering these images and is there any more information on the medals at another location online? Thank you very much for guiding me in the right direction...
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Re: Some Spanish Orders and Medals

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 20 Feb 2011 13:29

The images are Photocopies I made some years ago from a Library Book. Unfortunatley i had not wrote down the name of the Book but now i have made some search i Library Catalogues and found the Title Europæiske ordner i farver ("European Orders in Colour", the original is in Danish I don't know if it has been translatet into English) edited by Poul Ohm Hieronymussen and published by the Politikens forlag in 1966.

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Star of the Africa Order (Orden de Africa). This Order was instituted on 26 October 1933 and renewed on 11 November 1950. It is awarded to civilians and military (Spaniards as well as Natives) for Services of Public Interest on the African Continent. I have not been able to find out if it is still awarded. It comes in five classes:
1. Grand Officer - the Badge of the Order is carried with Sash and Star.
2. Commader with Star - the Badge of the Order with neckband and Star as Grand Officer.
3. Commader - the Badge of the Order with neckband.
4. Officer - the Badge of the Order lesser in size carried on a ribbon.
5. Silvermedal - the Badge of the Order in silver and lesser in size carried on a ribbon.

The Badge of the Order is as shown in the Middle of the Star, and consist of a golden ring with the State Arms of Spain in the Middle over two green palmfronds and below this a Crescent. The Ribbon/Sash is Green with Red borderstripes.

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Re: Some Spanish Orders and Medals

Postby von thoma » 27 Mar 2011 19:53

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Re: Some Spanish Orders and Medals

Postby von thoma » 27 Mar 2011 20:01

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The Golden Fleece

The Golden Fleece is the most prestigious dynastic order in the world and is the highest distinction awarded by the Spanish Royal Family.
Initially, the order was formed to defend the weak and the service of the Church of God. Today is the award for excellence and personal merit of blameless knights and nobility is not necessary condition, not a specific religion, but talent and nobility of spirit.
It was created in the fifteenth century (in 1430) in the Duchy of Burgundy (The Duchy of Burgundy,feudatory European state border and the King of France, which juxtaposed a series of political conceptualization complicated territories, between the Empire and the Kingdom of France) by Philip the Good, Philip III of Burgundy, Count of Flanders, to celebrate his third marriage, in this case, with the Portuguese princess Isabel de Avis, daughter of King John I of Portugal, in the city of Bruges.
Subsequently, the Spanish crown would pass to marry the heir to the throne of Burgundy, with Austria, the Archduke Maximilian of Austria. Their son, Philip the Fair, King Felipe I of Castile through his marriage to Juana la Loca in 1496, provides the Order, by their power domains, to increase the inheritance of his son Charles.
The Golden Fleece is not a state decoration, but on the contrary, this Order is an order of nature "Family", who have held the heads of the various royal houses that have existed throughout history in Spain.

In total only 16 worldwide.
King Don Juan Carlos has only given 22 Toison, against Charles V, who conceded 51. Of these 16, only eight are Spanish, has always given for services rendered to his person and the Crown.
There are only 60 insignias.Is personal and not transferable. Logos, properly numbered, are the property of the Order and must be returned to it after the death of the holder.

In Spain only have 5 people today.The rest are granted to foreign monarchs, the King of Sweden, Prince of Luxembourg, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Emperor Akihito, Queen Elizabeth, King Albert of Belgium, Simeon II Bulgaria, the king of thailand, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and King of Saudi Arabia.

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Re: Some Spanish Orders and Medals

Postby von thoma » 27 Mar 2011 20:12

Royal Military Order of San Hermenegildo

The Royal and Military Order of San Hermenegildo is a military distinction and a Spanish knighthood founded by Ferdinand VII at the end of the War of Independence in 1814.

The purpose was to provide the highest honor to those soldiers who, beyond their freedom, overcoming the suffering in battle, served the armies. Given the desire of the King it was a distinction of rank, comparable to other more long history, it was decided to place her under the patronage of a saint, St. Herman, who had been king of Seville and martyr in defense of the faith.

His first rule was published in 1815, after being renovated in 1860, 1879, 1951, 1994, to its modern regulation that is in 2003.

States that is:

... distinguish reward and general officers, officers and NCOs of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Common Corps Armed Forces and Civil Guard Corps, for their perseverance and irreproachable conduct in the service , According to the prescriptions of Royal Ordinances for the Armed Forces
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Re: Some Spanish Orders and Medals

Postby von thoma » 28 Mar 2011 19:23

The four Spanish Military Orders of Cavalry :

SANTIAGO,ALCÁNTARA,CALATRAVA y MONTESA.

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The Spanish military orders are a set of military-religious institutions that arose in the context of the Reconquest,the most important emerging in the twelfth century in the Crown of Castile (Order of Santiago,Order of Calatrava and Alcántara) and fourteenth-century Crown of Aragon (Order of Montesa), preceded by many others that have not survived.

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The King Alfonso XIII with the four Orders in the breast.

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-http://www.recursosacademicos.net/web/2010/04/06/alfonso-xiii/
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Re: Some Spanish Orders and Medals

Postby von thoma » 28 Mar 2011 19:50

Order of the Cross of San Raimundo de Peñafort by Decret of 23 January 1944.

To reward outstanding service by officers of the Administration of Justice, members of the professions directly related to it and how they contributed to the development of law, the study of the sacred canons and scriptures and the legislative and organizational State. She was also rewarded with the authors of legal publications of outstanding importance and the founders and cooperating organizations or institutions whose purpose is the development of the technique of Law and Jurisprudence.
The Order has nine Categories.


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Cross of Honor (Plate).Category 4th from the top of Nine.


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Re: Some Spanish Orders and Medals

Postby von thoma » 29 Mar 2011 12:38

The Royal and Military Order of San Fernando.

The Royal and Military Order of San Fernando, popularly known as Laureate of San Fernando,is the rarest of the spanish military medals.

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Its purpose is "honored the heroic courage and recognized the very distinguished, such as virtues, with dedication, lead to exceptional or extraordinary actions to undertake individual or collective, always in service and benefit of Spain. "
Can be receive it by menbers of the Armed Forces, Civil Guard (when conducting military activities) and those civilians who serve in organized military forces.Its name refers to King Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon. His reputation and category are backed by the rigorous requirements necessary to start the dossier of granting and the strict process involved.


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The General José Enrique Varela Iglesias.
Was the only spanish militar with two "Laureates of San Fernando".


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