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The Order of Saint-Louis (France)

FRENCH MOUNT KNIGHT of THE ROYAL AND MILITARY ORDER OF SAINT-LOUIS (1693 to 1830)

The Cross offered to you is a replica copy of the original and it is of museum quality. Looking for a way to motivate and reward all the Officers of his Armies for outstanding and long services, King Louis XIV established the “Ordre royal et militaire de Saint-Louis” in April 1693. The Order was the first military reward in modern history to be open to all Officers from the Land or Naval armies, nevertheless their origin of birth. However, it was available only to Catholic Officers. It was issued in three classes which had to be followed; Knight (unlimited number), Commander (24) and Grand Cross (8). Continued in Exile during the French Revolution, reiterate after the Empire as a royal order, the “Ordre royal et militaire de Saint-Louis” was finally discontinued in 1830 by King Louis-Philippe. Nearly three hundred crosses were awarded for service in New France and/or to Canadians Officers from 1693 to 1760.

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225.00 $