Order of the Braid

Introduction: The Order of the Braid (Zopf-Orden) is one of the oldest and certainly strangest looking orders associated with the Austrian empire. It was created in 1367 by Albrecht III duke of Austria as an order of knighthood to create a fellowship of knights that would honor

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Civil Merit Medal

  Introduction: In this blog I am going to discuss the Civil Merit Medal (Zivil-Verdienstmedaille) which was established by Emperor Karl I on April 30, 1918 to recognize extraordinary service in time of war or outstanding service in peace time by civil servants of all ranks or

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Merit Medal for Military Physicians and Surgeons 1824 – 1835

Introduction: In this blog I am going to continue my discussion of the Merit Medal for Military Physicians and Surgeons 1824 – 1835 (Verdienstmedaille-für-Militärärzte-und-Chirurgen-1824-1835). This Medal was established by Emperor Franz I As a reward for meritorious service by military physicians and regimental surgeons who had distinguished

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Wound Medal, Part II

Introduction: In this blog I am going to continue my discussion of the Wound Medal (Verwundtenmedaillen) . This medal was created by emperor and King Karl to recognize those who became ill or were wounded as a consequence of their military service in World War I. Date

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