The Order of Saint George (Russian: Орден Святого Георгия, romanized: Orden Svyatogo Georgiya) is the highest military decoration of the Russian Federation. Originally established on 26 November 1769 Julian  (7 December 1769 Gregorian) as the highest military decoration of the Russian Empire for commissioned ...
- Distinction in combat
- 26 November 1769 (O. S.), revived on 20 March 1992 (the statute was approved on 8 August 2000)
- Military order
The Order of St. George is an order of chivalry of the Russian Empire founded in 1769 by Catherine the Great. The Order of Saint George or Order of St. George may also refer to: Orders of chivalry [ edit] Order of Sant Jordi d'Alfama (Catalan for 'Saint George of Alfama'), an order founded in 1201 by King Peter II of Aragon
In 1469, the Order of St. George (Habsburg-Lorraine) was founded in Rome by Emperor Friedrich III of Habsburg in the presence of Pope Paul II in honour of Saint George. The order was continued and promoted by his son, Emperor Maximilian of Habsburg .
- Cappadocia, (modern-day Turkey)
- 23 April (Saint George's Day), 6 May (Gregorian when Julian date is observed), 23 Parmouti (Coptic calendar, 1 May), Saturday before third Sunday of Exaltation of the Cross (Armenian Church calendar).
- 23 April 303, Lydda, Palestine (nowadays Lod, Israel)
- Many Patronages of Saint George exist around the world
Order of St George 4th class. Reinstated after its abolition in 1917, the Order Of Saint George is the supreme military order of Russia, awarded to officers for brilliant military operations. It has four degrees (I through IV, the first being the highest) awarded successively.
The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George is a British order of chivalry founded on 28 April 1818 by George IV, Prince of Wales, while he was acting as prince regent for his father, King George III. It is named in honour of two military saints, Michael and George.
- 28 April 1818
- Currently constituted
- Auspicium Melioris Ævi, Token of a Better Age
- Charles III