Order of the Virtues (Egypt)

The Order of the Virtues (or Nishan al-Kamal) is a female Egyptian order of knighthood, as an award for merit.

Order of the Virtues
Nishan al-Kamal
TypeOrder
Awarded forTo women as an award for merit
Presented by Egypt
Established1915
Reestablished under the Republic: 1953
Order of the Virtues (Egypt).svg
Ribbon bar of the Order
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of Merit
Next (lower)Order of Labour

HistoryEdit

The Order was founded in 1915 and reestablished under the Republic in 1953.

ClassesEdit

The order is composed of the following classes of merit :

  • Supreme Class
  • 1st Class
  • 2nd Class
  • 3rd Class
Ribbon bars [1]
3rd Class 2nd Class 1st Class Supreme Class

InsigniaEdit

  • The ribbon is light grey with gold edges.

Notable recipientsEdit

References and sourcesEdit

  1. ^ Colecciones Militares (Antonio Prieto Barrio), Egypt decorations - p.1
  2. ^ a b Foro Dinastías, State visit of Egypt in Spain, Queen Sofia & Cristina
  3. ^ Harem Years by Huda Shaarawi