Order of Sildavian Merit

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The Most Honourable
Order of Sildavian Merit
Honorabilíssima Ordem do Mérito da Sildávia
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Badge of the Order of Sildavian Merit
Awarded by the
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Queen of Sildavia
TypeOrder
Established27 February 2020
MottoPer Merito Patriae
By merit of the Fatherland
EligibilityCivilian and military
Awarded formerits in favour of the Kingdom
StatusCurrently constituted
Grand Mistress and SovereignMaria I
GradesGrand Cross
Official
Knight/Dame
Post-nominalsGCOMS
OOMS
COMS/DOMS
Statistics
First induction12 December 2020
Last induction28 February 2021
Total inductees8 (total)
8 (Grand Cross)
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the Royal House of Sildavia
Next (lower)Order of Klöw

Ribbon bar of the Order of Sildavian Merit

The Most Honourable Order of Sildavian Merit (Portuguese: Honorabilíssima Ordem do Mérito da Sildávia) is an order of chivalry of the Kingdom of Sildavia which was constituted on 27 February 2020 to honour notable Sildavians and foreigners who have rendered outstanding services to Sildavia. The order was founded by Queen Maria I of Sildavia in the act of founding the nation, thus making it the nation's oldest honorific order. The motto of the order is Per Meritum.

History

The Order of Sildavian Merit is the second order to be established within the nation, after the now extinct Order of the Rose. The order was constituted by Queen Maria I as then, Sovereign Princess of Sildavia through royal decree no. 04 issued on 27 February 2020.

Grades, precedence, and insignia

Grades

The Order of Sildavian Merit is conferred in three grades of Grand Cross, Official, Knight (for males) or Dame (for females). All recipients of the order are entitled to post-nominal letters, where Grand Cross use GCOMS, Officials use OOMS, Knights use COMS while Dames use DOMS. The Queen of Sildavia as the fons honorum of the Sildavian honours is the Grand Mistress and Sovereign of the Order of Sildavian Merit.

Ribbons
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Ribbon bar of the Order of Sildavian Merit - Official.svg
Ribbon bar of the Order of Sildavian Merit - Member.svg
Grand Cross
(Grã-Cruz)
Official
(Oficial)
Knight/Dame
(Cavaleiro/Dama)

Precedence

The Order of Sildavian Merit precedes above the Order of Klöw, however it ranks below the Order of Ottokar and the Order of the Royal House of Sildavia.

Insignia

The badge of the Order of Sildavian Merit consists of a golden cross with the inscriptions of the motto Per Meritum on both arms of the cross. In the center, in red, is the Black Pelican from Sildavia which is the nation's symbol animal.

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Sash of Grand Cross Star of Star Cross Necklet of Official Medal of Knight

Grand Masters

2020 - current

  1. Sildavia Her Majesty, Maria I, the Queen of Sildavia

Recipients

Recipient Role Grade Date Notes
Sildavia Maria I Queen of Sildavia Grand Cross 27 February 2020 Founder Grand Mistress of the order.
Vishwamitra Dhrubajyoti Roy Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra Grand Cross 12 December 2020
Sildavia Princess Gabriela Princess of Klöw Grand Cross 12 December 2020
Karno-Ruthenian Empire Oscar I Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia Grand Cross 17 February 2021
Villa Alicia Leonardo I Emperor of Villa Alicia Grand Cross 17 February 2021
United Provinces of Mauritia Lucas Stadhouder of Mauritia Grand Cross 17 February 2021
Kingdom of Quinta Velha Thomas I King of Quinta Velha Grand Cross 17 February 2021
Queensland Edward IX King of Queensland Grand Cross 28 February 2021 Now known as Prince Albert.
Grand Duchy of Mëcklewmburg-Wladir Gabriela I Grand Duchess of Mëcklewmburg-Wladir Grand Cross 23 December 2021
Sildavia Arthur Baron von Gänseblümchen Grand Cross 23 December 2021
Sildavia Hemanshu Parmar Ambassador to Asia Grand Cross 23 December 2021

See also