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