Order of St. Stephen

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Royal Order of St. Stephen
Real Ordem de Santo Estevão
OrderOfStStephen.png
Neck Insignia of the Order of St. Stephen
Awarded by the
Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia
TypeDynastic order
Established2014
MottoImpavidum Ferient Ruinae
The difficulties do not frighten me
Awarded forAt the monarch's pleasure
StatusCurrently constituted
Grand MasterEmperor-King Oscar
GradesKnight / Dame
Statistics
First induction2014
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the Edelweiss
Next (lower)Order of St. Peter
RelatedOrder of Ottokar

Ribbon of the Order of St. Stephen

The Order of St. Stephen is a dynastic order of knighthood founded in Persenburg by Emperor-King Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia in 2014, to celebrate the Hungarian ancestry of his mother and the patron saint of Imperial and Royal Family, St. Stephen of Hungary. The current sovereign of the order is also its founder, the Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia.

Origin

Established on 25 November 2014, the Order was the first honor created in the kingdom. The idea was to establish a deep connection to the patron saint of the Kingdom of Ruthenia, St. Stephen. Until the creation of the Order of the Ruthenian Eagle and the replacement of it by the Order of the Edelweiss after the proclamation of the Empire, the Order of St. Stephen was the highest award of the country for a short period of time, but it is the most traditional of the awards within the Empire and is also the oldest. During the period in which Ruthenia was only one kingdom, the award was granted only seventeen times.

When the Empire was founded and immediately after the signing of the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016, the Order of the Edelweiss was founded to be the highest honor of the micronation. Following, the Order of the Ruthenian Eagle was discontinued along with other Ruthenian honors, but the Order of St. Stephen was maintained and became the second most important honor of Karnia-Ruthenia.

Precedence and privileges

Knights and Ladies of the Order are assigned positions in the order of precedence, ranking above all others of knightly rank, with the exception of the Knights of the Order of the Edelweiss. Wives, sons, daughters and daughters-in-law of Knights of the Order of St. Stephen also feature on the order of precedence; relatives of Dames of St. Stephen, however, are not assigned any special precedence. Generally, individuals can derive precedence from their fathers or husbands, but not from their mothers or wives.

After the establishment of Karnia-Ruthenia, the prefixes of "Sir" for Knights and "Lady" for the Dames was abolished. When an individual is entitled to use multiple post-nominal letters, "RKSS" or "RLSS" appears before all others, adding an "R" to the old post-nominal "KSS" for Knights and "LSS" for Dames. Knights and Dames may encircle their arms with the circlet of the Order.

Sovereigns of the Order

2014 - current

  1. His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Emperor-King Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia

Recipients

2014

  1. Kingdom of Ruthenia His Imperial and Royal Highness, Archduke Ari of Karnia-Ruthenia
  2. Kingdom of Ruthenia Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Archduchess Denise of Karnia-Ruthenia
  3. Princedom of Aysellant His Serene Highness, Prince Andreas of Aysellant
  4. Grand Duchy of Letzembourg His Highness, Grand Duke Christian of Letzembourg
  5. Kingdom of Acrin His Highness, Prince Eitan of Szteinbaum
  6. 4904768 orig.png His Royal Majesty, King Isaac I of Wiltogo
  7. Kingdom of Harenfall His Royal Majesty, King Jeffrey I of Harenfall
  8. Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic His Imperial Highness, Grand Duke Julian of Lundenwic
  9. Imperial Grand Duchy of Lundenwic His Grace, Marquis Michael of New Charter
  10. BANDEIRA DO REINO.jpg His Majesty, King Peter II of Santa Cruz

2015

  1. Duchy of Libertia His Royal Highness, Duke Guilherme da Lomellina e Berenguer of Libertia
  2. Duchy of Libertia Her Royal Highness, Duchess Tânya Correa d'Ornellas of Libertia
  3. Kingdom of Ruthenia His Grace, Count Yuri de Faria
  4. Principality of Lomellina His Royal Highness, Prince Alexandro of Lomellina e Berenguer
  5. w:Holy Empire of Reunion His Holy Imperial Majesty, Emperor Claudio I of Reunion
  6. Abeldane Empire His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Emperor Stephen of the Abeldane Empire

2016

  1. Sphinxflag3.png His Highness, Duke Michael de Cessna of Solisia
  2. Brigantia.png His Royal Highness, King Emerson of Brigantia and Afrikanda
  3. Romitria His Highness, Duke Edward of Romitria
  4. BandeiraOficialTakia.png His Majesty, Emir Filipe of Takia
  5. Imvrassia His Royal Highness, Duke Aggelos of Argadia

2017

  1. Karno-Ruthenian Empire His Illustrious Highness, Wilhelm, Margrave of Hochbach
  2. Nossia His Serene Highness, Prince Carlo of Nossia
  3. Uber-Essian Union His Illustrious Majesty, Lord Henry of the Essian Commonwealth
  4. Republic of Ashukovo His Excellency, Mr. Jacob Huff, President of the Ashukov Federation
  5. Republic of Ashukovo His Excellency, Mr. Edward Jacobs, Vice-President of the Ashukov Federation
  6. Republic of Ashukovo His Excellency, Mr. Manolis Afentoulis, Minister of Culture of the Ashukov Federation
  7. Ruritania His Royal Highness, Prince Nicholas Alexander of Ruritania
  8. North American Confederation His Imperial and Royal Highness, Crown Prince William of North American Confederation
  9. Principality of Aigues-Mortes His Serene Highness, Crown Prince Jean-Rosé of Aigues-Mortes
  10. Grand Duchy of Flandrensis His Royal Highness, Prince Ferdinand of Flandrensis
  11. His Excellency, Mr. Dale Hager of Hagersbourg
  12. Karno-Ruthenian Empire His Sovereign Highness, Prince Thomas of Maryen
  13. Karno-Ruthenian Empire His Highness, Crown Prince Theodore of Maryen
  14. Karno-Ruthenian Empire His Royal Highness, Duke Rubens of Kürzung, Duke in Axvalley
  15. Republic of Porto Claro His Excellency, Mr. Richard Hoffmann Belvedere, President of the Aristocratic Republic of Porto Claro

2018

  1. His Most Faithful and Royal Majesty, King Marcelo of R.U.P.A.
  2. Ebenthal His Majesty, Arthur II, King of Ebenthal
  3. Manso Her Royal Majesty, Marina, Queen of Manso (revoked)
  4. Quixotica His Serene and Royal Highness, Miles I, King of Quixotica
  5. Lochaber and Glencoe His Serene Highness, Yannick, Prince of Lochaber (revoked)
  6. Karno-Ruthenian Empire His Royal Highness, Michael, Grand Duke of Nordinsel
  7. United Provinces of Mauritia His August Highness, Prince Lucas of Woestein, Stadhouder of Mauricia

2019

  1. Karno-Ruthenian Empire His Highness, Caio, Duke of Taxus
  2. North American Confederation His Imperial and Royal Highness, Prince Jonathan, Hereditary Prince of North America
  3. North American Confederation Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Princess Amanda, Hereditary Princess of North America

2020

  1. Flag of Noronha.jpg His Serene Highness, Prince John of Noronha
  2. Ebenthal His Majesty, Arthur II, King of Ebenthal (second time)
  3. Villa Alicia His Imperial Majesty, Leonardo, Emperor of Villa Alicia

2021

  1. Eminia His Majesty, Louis-Phillipe, King of the Eminians
  2. Braspor His Majesty, Matheus, King of Braspor
  3. Rino Island His Excellency, Mr. Marco Antonio Rino, President of Rino Island
  4. Sildavia Her Majesty, Maria I, Queen of Sildavia
  5. w:Holy Empire of Reunion His Royal and Imperial Majesty, Flávio, Regent of the Holy Empire of Réunion
  6. Karno-Ruthenian Empire Her Imperial and Royal Majesty, Marie Elisabeth, Empress of Karnia-Ruthenia
  7. Grand Republic of Delvera The Honourable Dylan Callahan
  8. Grand Republic of Delvera The Honourable Casey Pemberton
  9. Grand Republic of Delvera The Honourable Jordan Brizendine
  10. Nossia His Serene Highness, Carlo, Prince of the Nossians

See also

References