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Order of Prince Danilo I

The Order of Prince Danilo I of Montenegro (Montenegrin: Орден Књаза Данила I, Orden Knjaza Danila I) was an order of the Principality, and later Kingdom, of Montenegro. It is currently granted as a dynastic honor by the head of the House of Petrović-Njegoš, Nicholas Petrović Njegoš II. Although no longer a state order, recognition is indicated by the acceptance of the former President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanović.[1] It is awarded to prominent champions of the preservation of Montenegrin independence and, as indicated above, for other humanitarian, scientific, artistic and pro-social achievements pursuant to the conditions by which the Order is awarded as defined by statute.

Order of Prince Danilo I of Montenegro
Орден Књаза Данила I
Řád knížete Danila I.jpg
The Order of Prince Danilo I of Montenegro.
TypeState Order (formerly)
House Order (currently)
CountryMontenegro
Royal houseHouse of Petrović-Njegoš
Awarded forChampioning and preserving Montenegrin independence and social and scientific merit
Grand MasterNicholas Petrović Njegoš II
Vice-Grand MasterBoris, Hereditary Prince of Montenegro
Official RepresentativeCount Giuseppe Tedeschi GCDO
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of Petrović Njegoš
Next (lower)Order of Saint Peter of Cetinje
ME Order of Danilo I Member BAR.svg
Ribbon of the order

Alterations were made to the appearance of the original decoration created by Prince Danilo, and during the rule of His Majesty King Nikola I Petrović Njegoš the Order underwent two restructures. During the first restructure in 1861, three classes were introduced, while in the second restructure, from 1873, an additional class was added, so that not only is there a star in the 1st class but also a 2nd class with star was introduced. By 1922, the order consisted of five classes: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer, and Knight or Chevalier.[2]

Classes and post-nominalsEdit

  • Grand Cross (1st Class) [GCDO]
  • Grand Officer (2nd Class) [GODO]
  • Knight Commander (3rd Class) [KCDO]
  • Knight (4th Class) [KDO]
  • Member (5th Class) [MDO]
Ribbon bars[3]
 
Knight Grand Cross (1st Class)
 
Knight Grand Officer (2nd Class)
 
Knight Commander (3rd Class)
 
Knight (4th Class)
 
Member (5th Class)

Officers of the OrderEdit

 
Count Giuseppe Tedeschi in the Vatican

Notable recipientsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "President">Predsjednik Republike Crne Gore
  2. ^ "Foreign Decorations". Report of the Secretary of War to the President. Washington D.C.,: Government Printing Office. 1922.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. ^ Antonio Prieto Barrion, Montenegro Royal House
  4. ^ S.A.R. Boris Petrovitch Njegosh, Prince Héréditaire de Monténégro, nouveau Grand Chancelier des Ordres Dynastiques de la Maison Royale
  5. ^ a b Predsjednik Republike Crne Gore
  6. ^ Njegoskij|org :: Grand Master Nicolas Petrovitch Njegosh decorates T.R.H. Princesses France and Altinaï with the Order of Danilo I Archived 2008-12-05 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Orderofdanilo.org :: "Investiture - 4 June 2005" Archived 12 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Njegoskij|org :: H.R.H. Prince Nicolas decorates President Filip Vujanovic with the Order of Danilo I Archived 2008-12-05 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ :: "Monte Carlo - 7 December 2005" Archived 7 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Orderofdanilo.org :: "Rome - 31 January 2006" Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Njegoskij|org :: "H.R.H. Prince Nicolas decorates H.M.E.H. Fra’ Andrew Bertie with the Order of Danilo I and the Order of Saint Petar of Cetinje" Archived 2009-01-05 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Njegoskij|org :: Grand Master Nicolas Petrovitch Njegosh decorates Prince Dmitri Romanovich and his wife Dorrit Reventlow with the Order of Danilo I Archived 2008-12-05 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Njegoskij|org :: Grand Master Nicolas Petrovitch Njegosh decorates H.R.H. Dom Duarte III Pio of Portugal, Duke of Bragança, with the Order of Danilo I Archived 2008-12-05 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Orderofdanilo.org :: "Investiture - 3 December 2005" Archived 12 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Orderofdanilo.org :: "Rome - 1 February 2006" Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ Njegoskij|org :: Exchange of protocols between the Royal Houses of Montenegro and Bourbon-Two Sicilies Archived 2011-01-03 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Orderofdanilo.org :: "Investiture - 31 March 2007" Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ Njegoskij|org :: H.R.H. Prince Nicolas decorates Ambassador Kaluderovic with the Order of Danilo I Archived 2008-12-05 at the Wayback Machine

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