Order of the Black Star

Ordre de l'Étoile Noire

  • Order instituted on 1 December 1889 by Toffa, future king of Dahomey. Approved and recognised by the French government on 30 July 1894.
  • Order awarded for outstanding civilian or military merits.
  • Order have V classes.
  • The order was deprecated on 3 December 1963.