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The Order of Glory (Turkish: Nişan-i İftihar) was an order of the Ottoman Empire founded 19 August 1831 by Sultan Mahmud II.[1] With the introduction of the Order of the Medjidie some sources declared this order obsolete. However, examples are known to have been awarded during the reign of Abdul Hamid II.[2] This was the second highest order in the Ottoman Empire (just below the Order of Distinction).[3]

Order of Glory
Nişan-i İftihar
Nişan-ı İftihar of the Ottoman Empire.jpg
Order of Glory of the Ottoman Empire
Awarded by
Ottoman Sultan
Country Ottoman Empire
TypeOrder of Merit
Awarded forGeneral merit
StatusNo longer awarded
Established19 August 1831
Last awarded1862 (with exceptions)
Next (higher)Order of Distinction
Next (lower)Order of Osmanieh
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Ribbon bar of the order


  1. ^ Megan C. Robertson (2 June 2004). "ODM of Turkey: Order of Glory". Archived from the original on 26 September 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  2. ^ Tim Tezer. "Ottoman Orders". Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Ottoman Turkish uniforms". Ottoman uniforms. Retrieved 5 February 2015.