Order of the White Eagle

Орден белог орла

  • Order instituted on 23 January 1883 by King Milan I of Serbia.
  • Order awarded for achievements in peace or war, or for special merits to the Crown, the state and nation.
  • Order had five classes.
  • Order could be awarded with swords for the military services, with or without swords for civil merit.
  • After his accession to the throne in 1903, King Peter I of Serbia continued awarding the Order of the White Eagle, but the reverse of the medallion had the year of the proclamation of the Kingdom (1883) instead of the cipher of Milan I.
  • Milan I of Serbia - was the ruler of Serbia from 1868 to 1889.



Kingdom of Serbia