Orders of Sweden constituting the Royal Order of Knights
Orders of Sweden constituting the Royal Order of Knights

The Orders, decorations, and medals of Sweden have a historical basis, reaching back to the 1606 founding of the extinct Jehova Order. The Royal Order of Knights of Sweden were only truly codified in the 18th century, with their formal foundation in 1748 by Frederick I of Sweden. Significant reforms in 1974 changed the conditions and criteria under which many orders and decorations could be awarded.[1]

Chart comparing Swedish medal size scale to millimeters scale
Chart comparing Swedish medal size scale to millimeters scale

Orders

Royal orders of knighthood

Orders of knighthood under royal patronage

Fraternal orders under royal patronage

Decorations and medals of the Royal Orders

Royal Medals presented by the King

Royal Medals presented by the Government

War decorations

Military medals

Military medals:[10]

See also

References

  1. ^ Orders, Swedish Royal Court Archived 2010-07-22 at the Wayback Machine, date accessed 2011-04-22.
  2. ^ "The Order of the Seraphim - Sveriges Kungahus".
  3. ^ "The Order of the Sword - Sveriges Kungahus".
  4. ^ "The Order of the Polar Star - Sveriges Kungahus".
  5. ^ "The Order of Vasa - Sveriges Kungahus".
  6. ^ "Orders - Sveriges Kungahus".
  7. ^ Kungahuset, The Orders in Sweden
  8. ^ Medals, Swedish Royal Court, date accessed 2011-04-24
  9. ^ Medals and Awards Archived 2013-02-05 at the Wayback Machine, Government of Sweden, 31 August 2010.
  10. ^ Laestadius, Patrik, ed. (2015). Reglemente: uniformsbestämmelser 2015 : Unibest FM 2015 (PDF) (in Swedish). Stockholm: Swedish Armed Forces. pp. 604–605. SELIBR 19513428. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2017-01-23.