Order of Merit of Baden-Württemberg

Order of Merit of Baden-Württemberg (German: Verdienstorden des Landes Baden-Württemberg) is the highest award of the German State of Baden-Württemberg. Established 26 November 1974, it was originally called the Medal of Merit of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Die Verdienstmedaille des Landes Baden-Württemberg). Effective 26 June 2009, the medal assumed its current name.[2] The order is awarded by the Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg for outstanding contributions to the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, in politics, society, culture and economics. The order is limited to 1,000 living holders, and has been awarded 1,923 times, as of 30 April 2018.[1]

Order of Merit of Baden-Württemberg
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TypeCivil order of merit
Awarded forOutstanding contributions to the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, in politics, society, culture and economics
Presented byBaden-Württemberg
Established26 November 1974
Total1,923 (as of April 2018)[1]
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Ribbon bar of the order

Notable recipientsEdit


  1. ^ a b Kremp, Axel (30 April 2018). "Besondere Ehre für Sabine Spitz". Badische Zeitung (in German). Freiburg. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Der Verdienstorden des Landes Baden-Württemberg". Ordensmuseum.de. 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg. "Verdienstorden des Landes Baden-Württemberg Liste der Ordensträger 1975 – 2018" (PDF). stm.baden-wuerttemberg.de. Retrieved 4 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Stelian Moculescu erhält Landes-Verdienstmedaille". Suedkurier.de. 2008-04-27. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  5. ^ "Anne-Sophie Mutter - Tango Song and Dance insights". Deutschegrammophon.com. Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  6. ^ "Prof. Wolfgang Rihm, Ph.D. honoris causa". Karlsruhe University of Music. Retrieved 16 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Khedira mit Verdienstorden geehrt" (in German). sport1.de. 31 July 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016.