Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity

The Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity (Italian: Stella della solidarietà italiana) was founded as a national order by the first President of the Italian Republic, Enrico De Nicola, in 1947, to recognise civilian and military expatriates or foreigners who made an outstanding contribution to the reconstruction of Italy after World War II.[1]

Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity
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Insignia of a Grand Officer of the Star of Italian Solidarity
TypeNational Order
Established27 January 1947
EligibilityExpatriates and foreign nationals
StatusExtant
GradesGrand Officer
Commander
Member
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of Merit for Labour
Next (lower)Order of Vittorio Veneto

In 2011, the order was reformed as the Order of the Star of Italy by the 11th President, Giorgio Napolitano.[2] The emphasis of the reformed award was shifted from post-war reconstruction to the preservation and promotion of national prestige abroad, promoting friendly relations and co-operation with other countries and ties with Italy.

Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity (1947–2011)Edit

The insignia, modified in 2001, bore the inscription Solidarietà Italiana encircling a depiction of the Good Samaritan.[3] The order is bestowed by decree of the President of the Republic, head of the order, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The three degrees with corresponding ribbons were as follows:

Ribbon
(1947–2001)
Ribbon
(2001–2011)
Class (English) Full title in Italian Awards (as of December 2006)
    1st Class / Grand Officer Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella della solidarietà italiana 643
    2nd Class / Commander Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella della solidarietà italiana 3,415
    3rd Class / Member Membro dell'Ordine della Stella della solidarietà italiana 6,507

The Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity was worn as follows:

Ribbon
Member Commander Grand Officer
Member Commander Grand Officer

RecipientsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Instituted by Decree Law of the Provisional Head of State No. 703 of 27 January 1947, amended by Decree Law No. 812 of 9 March 1948
  2. ^ LEGGE 3 febbraio 2011, n. 13 Modifiche ed integrazioni al decreto legislativo 9 marzo 1948, n. 812, recante nuove norme relative all'Ordine della Stella della solidarieta' italiana (Gazzetta Ufficiale 1 marzo 2011, n. 49)
  3. ^ By Decree of the President of the Republic No. 385 of 21 September 2001
  4. ^ Humphris, M. (1996). "Dynon, Moira Lenore (1920–1976)". Australian Dictionary of Biography volume 14.
  5. ^ "Cavaliere dell'Ordine Stella della solidarietà italiana". Le onorificenze della Repubblica Italiana. Retrieved 8 February 2022.

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