Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
Breast star of the Order
Awarded by  Lithuania
Type 5 Class Order with associated medal
Eligibility Citizens of Lithuania and foreign nationals
Awarded for Outstanding performance in civil and public offices
Statistics
Established 1928
re-established 1991
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of the Cross of Vytis
Next (lower) Order for Merits to Lithuania

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]

Classes

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 recipients

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 recipients

Images of order insignia

References

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