Order of Merit of the Free State of Saxony

Order of Merit of the Free State of Saxony
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Insignia of the Order of Merit of the Free State of Saxony
Awarded by the Free State of Saxony
CountryGermany
TypeOrder of merit
Awarded forOutstanding contributions to the Free State of Saxony and its people
Statistics
First awarded27 October 1997[1]
Total awarded243[1]
Precedence
Next (lower)Sächsische Verfassungsmedaille
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Ribbon bar of the order

The Order of Merit of the Free State of Saxony (German: Sächsischer Verdienstorden) is a civil order of merit, and the highest award of the German state of Saxony.[2] First presented in 1997, it is awarded by the Minister-President of Saxony. The order is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the people and state of Saxony. The award is limited to a total of 500 living recipients. As of November 2012 it has been awarded 243 times.[1]

Notable recipients[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sachsen gestern und heute - Sächsischer Verdienstorden" (in German). Geschichte.sachsen.de. 13 November 2007. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Sachsen gestern und heute - Wissenswertes über Orden" (in German). Geschichte.sachsen.de. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2013.