Royal Order Of Spain

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  • Order was created by Joseph Bonaparte on 20 October 1808 to replace all the ancient orders that existed before, except for the Order of the Golden Fleece.
  • Order was awarded for military and civil merit.
  • Order was awarded in three grades: Grand Cross, Commander, and Knight.
  • After the flight of King Joseph from Spain as a result of the defeat of the French army at Vitoria, and the return of King Ferdinand VII, the order was abolished, the awards were canceled, and the former Spanish orders were restored.

Spain 1800-1900