Ludwig Order
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Ludwig Order
Ludwig Order
Ludwigsorden
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The badge of the Grand Cross
Awarded by Wappen-HD.png The Grand Duke of Hesse
TypeOrder
MottoGott Ehre Vater Land
Eligibilitysoldiers and civilians
Awarded formerit
Statusdefunct
SovereignGrand Duke of Hesse
GradesGrand Cross
Commander 1st Class
Commander 2nd Class
Knight 1st Class
Knight 2nd Class
Statistics
Last induction1918
Precedence
Next (higher)House Order of the Golden Lion
Next (lower)Order of Philip the Magnanimous
Ludwig Order (Hesse) - ribbon bar.png
Ribbon bar of the order

The Ludwig Order (German:"Ludwigsorden"), was an order of the Grand Duchy of Hesse which was awarded to meritorious soldiers and civilians from 1807 to 1918.

History

The order was founded by Louis I, Grand Duke of Hesse and by Rhine as an order of merit without name or statute on August 25, 1807. On December 14, 1831 statutes were adopted for the order, giving it its formal name, dividing it into five classes, and setting the terms for award. It was to be awarded to meritorious soldiers and civilians "von den obersten Stufe bis auf die unterste" (from the highest level to the lowest).

The order became obsolete with the abdication of the last Grand Duke of Hesse in November 1918.

Classes

The order was divided into five classes:

  • Grand Cross
  • Commander 1st Class
  • Commander 2nd Class
  • Knight 1st Class
  • Knight 2nd Class

Notable recipients

References


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