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Illis quorum
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Illis quorum (Illis quorum meruere labores) (English: "For Those Whose Labors Have Deserved It"), is a gold medal awarded for outstanding contributions to Swedish culture, science or society.

The award was introduced in 1784 by King Gustav III, and was first awarded in 1785. Prior to 1975, the medal was awarded by the King of Sweden.[1] Illis quorum is now awarded by the Government of Sweden, and it is currently the highest award that can be conferred upon an individual Swedish citizen by the Government. It is awarded, on average, to seven people per year.[2]

Selected recipients

See also


  1. ^ a b "Martin Widmark tilldelas medaljen Illis quorum meruere labores". Regeringskansliet. Archived from the original on 26 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. ^ Medaljer och utmärkelser Archived February 5, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, Government of Sweden official website, retrieved 5 March 2013