The Order of Christian VII, also called "Tessera Concordiæ", was a Danish order of knighthood that flourished for some time during the 18th century. The Danes call it "Christian VIIs Orden" or "Ordenen Tessera Concordiæ".
|Order of Christian VII|
|Awarded by Christian VII of Denmark|
|Type||Chivalric order in one class|
|Established||21 October 1774|
Order of Christian VII ribbon
After the banishment of the adulterous Queen Caroline Mathilde on 17 January 1772 the Royal Danish Court needed a new decoration to replace the Order of Mathilde. King Christian VII of Denmark founded this order on 21 October 1774 as a new decoration that was solely meant for the Danish Royal Family. It was awarded to gentlemen and ladies. The men wore the insignia detached from a ribbon on the left side of the breast. The ladies wore the same insignia on a bow of the same ribbon on their left shoulder.
Painter Jens Juel made a portrait of Danish princess Louise Augusta in 1784, in which she wore the order of her presumed father Christian VII on a blue ribbon with three silver stripes, almost identical to the earlier Danish Ordre de l'Union Parfaite.
After the death of Queen-Dowager Juliana Maria in 1796 the order fell into disuse.
- H.F. Grandjean, "De Kongelige Danske Ridderordener" (1903)
- Lars Stevnsborg, "Kongeriget Danmarks Ordener, Medaljer og Hæderstegn" (2005
- Louise Auguste of Denmark, Duchess of Augustenborg or Louise Augusta, (7 July 1771 – 13 January 1843)