Civil Order of Saxony

Civil Order of Saxony

Star and grand cross of the order
Awarded by Kingdom of Saxony Kingdom of Saxony
Type Civil Order of Merit
Eligibility Saxon civilians
Awarded for service to the state for civil virtue
Status Obsolete
Established 7 June 1815
Last awarded 1918
Next (higher) Albert Order
Next (lower) Order of Sidonia

Ribbon of the order

The Civil Order of Saxony was established 7 June 1815 by King Frederick Augustus I of Saxony. It was a general order of merit for the royal subjects of the Kingdom of Saxony for distinguished by their civic service and virtue.

Classes of the order

Upon its founding in 1815 the order was divided into seven classes of merit:

With an amendment of 18 March 1858 the Small Cross became the Cross of Honour, eventually becoming Knight Second Class on 31 January 1876. The decree also replaced the gold and silver medals with civilian crosses of distinction, in gold and silver. The classes of the order thus became:


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