Order of St. Michael

Orden zum Heiligen Michael

  • Order was originally instituted in 1693, by the Elector Josef Clement, as an award for Catholics. The Order was revived on 16 February 1857 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria. The Order underwent various further statutory changes in 1855, 1887, 1894 and finally in 1910.
  • Order awarded to honor devotion to the crown by both Bavarians and foreigners.
  • Order have next classes: Grand Cross, I Class, II Class with Star, II Class, Cross of Honour, III Class, IV Class with Crown, Merit Cross with crown, Merit Cross, Silver Medal of Merit and Bronze Medal of Merit.

Kingdom of Bavaria