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0003.0: Royal Hungarian Order of St Stephen



Added by: Ed_Haynes
Description: The order (Königlich-Ungarischer Hoher Ritterorden vom Heiligen Stephan) was instituted on 5 May 1764 by the Empress Maria Theresa, as part of her efforts to reduce tensions between Austrians and Hungarians. It was awarded in three grades for civil merit, and was discontinued in 1919. Image courtesy of Morton & Eden.
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Date Added: 08-16-2007