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Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

The Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas is the Lithuanian Presidential Award which was re-instituted to honour the citizens of Lithuania for outstanding performance in civil and public offices. Foreign nationals may also be awarded this Order. The Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas was instituted in 1928. It features the Columns of Gediminas, one of the national symbols of Lithuania.[1]

Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
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Breast star of the Order
Awarded by  Lithuania
Type5 Class Order with associated medal
EligibilityCitizens of Lithuania and foreign nationals
Awarded forOutstanding performance in civil and public offices
Statistics
Established1928
re-established 1991
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of the Cross of Vytis
Next (lower)Order for Merits to Lithuania

ClassesEdit

The Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas has five classes:

1. Grand Cross  
2. Commander's Grand Cross  
3. Commander's Cross  
4. Officer's Cross  
5. Knight's Cross  
6. Medal  

Notable recipientsEdit

The first five persons awarded the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas after the restoration of the Independent State of Lithuania in 1991 were poets Justinas Marcinkevičius, Bernardas Brazdžionis, priest Ričardas Mikutavičius, painter Vytautas Kazimieras Jonynas and mathematician Jonas Kubilius.[1]

Other notable recipientsEdit

Images of order insigniaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas". President of the Republic of Lithuania. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  2. ^ "NATO Biographies: Head of the Czech Delegation to NATO". Nato.int. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
  3. ^ "NATO Media Library: - NATO Secretary General, Lord Robertson was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas by the Lithuanian President, Rolandas Paksas - 4 Nov. 2003". Nato.int. Retrieved 16 November 2012.

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