Order of the White Falcon

Order of the White Falcon (German: Hausorden vom Weißen Falken) is a grand-ducal order of Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, founded by Duke Ernest Augustus on 2 August 1732, and renewed in 1815 by Charles Augustus.

House Order of the White Falcon
(Hausorden vom Weißen Falken)
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Commander of the Order of the White Falcon
TypeHouse order
Presented bythe
Duchy of Saxe-Weimar
Grand Duchy of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
StatusNo longer awarded
Established2 August 1732
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Ribbon of the order


In the early 20th century it had four classes and a silver cross, added in 1878. The decoration, a green star of eight points, with red stars between the arms, bears a white falcon, and the motto, Vigilando Ascendimus (Through vigilance we ascend), on a blue ground.



  • Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "White Falcon, Order of the" . New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.