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Order of the White Elephant
The Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Order of the White Elephant.jpg
Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
Awarded by
Garuda Emblem of Thailand (Broad wings).svg
the King of Thailand
TypeMilitary and Civilian Order
EligibilityRoyal officials
Awarded forFive years service
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignKing Vajiralongkorn
GradesKnight Grand Cordon
Knight Grand Cross
Knight Commander
Commander
Companion
Member
Gold Medal
Silver Medal
Former grades4 until 1902, 6 until 1909
Statistics
First induction1869
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of Rama
Next (lower)Order of the Crown of Thailand
Order of the White Elephant - Special Class (Thailand) ribbon.svg
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Knight Grand Cordon

The Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant (Thai: ; RTGSKhrueang Ratcha-itsariyaphon An Pen Thi Choetchu Ying Chang Phueak) is an order of Thailand. It was established in 1861 by King Rama IV of the Kingdom of Siam. Along with the Order of the Crown of Thailand, it is regularly awarded to any government official for services rendered to Thailand for five years, making it Thailand's most-commonly awarded order.[clarification needed][1]

Classes

The order consists of eight classes:

Ribbon Class Name Postnominals Former Name[2] Established Date Order of precedence[3]
Order of the White Elephant - Special Class (Thailand) ribbon.svg
Knight Grand Cordon
(Special Class)

(Maha Paramaphon Chang Phueak)
KGE - 16 November 1909 8
Order of the White Elephant - 1st Class (Thailand) ribbon.svg
Knight Grand Cross
(First Class)
?
(Prathamaphon Chang Phueak)
GCE ?
Maha Varabhorn
1869 10
Order of the White Elephant - 2nd Class (Thailand) ribbon.svg
Knight Commander
(Second Class)

(Thawitiyaphon Chang Phueak)
KCE ?
Chula Varabhorn
1869 15
Order of the White Elephant - 3rd Class (Thailand) ribbon.svg
Commander
(Third Class)

(Tritaphon Chang Phueak)
CE
Nibhabhorn
1869 23
Order of the White Elephant - 4th Class (Thailand) ribbon.svg
Companion
(Fourth Class)

(Chatturathaphon Chang Phueak)
OE
Bhusanabhorn
1869 28
Order of the White Elephant - 5th Class (Thailand) ribbon.svg
Member
(Fifth Class)
?
(Benchamphon Chang Phueak)
ME
Dibyabhorn
1873 33
Order of the White Elephant - Medal (Thailand) ribbon.svg
Gold Medal
(Sixth Class)

(Rian Thong Chang Phueak)
G.M.E - 20 July 1902 52
Order of the White Elephant - Medal (Thailand) ribbon.svg
Silver Medal
(Seventh Class)
?
(Rian Ngoen Chang Phueak)
S.M.E - 20 July 1902 55

Gallery

Old designs

Current designs

Selected recipients

Certificate for the Commander of Order of the White Elephant, given to Professor Galileo Chini by King Vajiravudh of Siam in 14 August 1913.

See also

References

  1. ^ Regulation of the Office of the Prime Minister regarding nominations for the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant and the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand, B.E. 2536. Royal Thai Government Gazette. 1993.
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  6. ^ "Capt. Samuel Robinson, Who Won Fame For Rescue Work in Jap Quake, Dies," New York Times. September 7, 1958.
  7. ^ "Arne Skaug" (in Norwegian). Storting.
  8. ^ Windsor, Laura Lynn (2002). Women in medicine: an encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 204. ISBN 1-57607-392-0.
  9. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Frederick William Verney". ThePeerage.com. Retrieved 2010.
  10. ^ "Court Circular". Court and Social. The Times (29924). London. 3 July 1880. col G, p. 11.
  11. ^ "Major General Richard V. Secord". af.mil. United States Air Force. February 1982. Retrieved .
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