Order of the Zähringer Lion

GBN003 Orden vom Zähringer Löwen

  • Order was instituted on 26 December 1812 by Karl, Grand Duke of Baden.
  • Order was awarded for civil and militar merits.
  • Order was awarded in III classes: Grand Cross, Commander and Knight. Later Commander Class was divided into II classes. The Merit Cross Class was added in 1889. The oak leaves for a special achievement was added in 1815. The swords for military achievements was added in 1866.

Grand Duchy of Baden