Order of Merit of the Bavarian Crown

Verdienstorden der Bayerischen Krone

  • Order instituted by King Maximilian Joseph I on 19 March 1808.
  • Order awarded to civil servants of the state of all classes and other foreigners who were deserving of recognition of the Kingdom of Bavaria.
  • Order founded with three grades: Grand Cross, Commander and Knight. King Maximilian II added the grade of Grand Commander in 1855.

Kingdom of Bavaria