The National Order of the Legion of Honour ( French: Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur ), formerly the Royal Order of the Legion of Honour ( Ordre royal de la Légion d'honneur ), is the highest French order of merit, both military and civil.
Legion of Honour, officially National Order of the Legion of Honour, French Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur, premier order of the French republic, created by Napoleon Bonaparte, then first consul, on May 19, 1802, as a general military and civil order of merit conferred without regard to birth or religion provided that anyone admitted …
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It was established by Napoleon Bonaparte on 19 May 1802. The Order is the highest decoration in France and is divided into five degrees: Chevalier (Knight), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander), Grand Officier (Grand Officer) and Grand Croix (Grand Cross).
- Excellent civil or military conduct, delivered, upon official investigation
- Honneur et patrie ("Honour and Motherland")
- French citizen
- Order of merit
The Iowa Legion of Honor was founded in 1878 and, as the name implied, was designed for the residents of the state of Iowa (though members who left the state could keep their membership). This group was open to men and women, though in separate divisions, and members lives could be insured for $1000 or $2000.
Dec 10, 2022 · Also known as. English. Legion of Honour. highest French order of merit. Légion d'honneur. French Legion of Honor. Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur.
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