Legion of Honour

Legion of Honour

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Legion of Honour, or in full the National Order of the Legion of Honour (French: Ordre national de la L gion d'honneur) is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte, First Consul of the First Republic, on 19 May 1802. The Order is the highest decoration in France and is divided into five various degrees: Chevalier (Knight), Officier (Officer), Commandeur (Commander), Grand Officier (Grand Officer) and Grand Croix (Grand Cross). The order's motto is Honneur et Patrie ("Honour and Fatherland"), and its seat is the Palais de la L gion d'Honneur on the left bank of the River Seine in Paris. In the French Revolution all French orders of chivalry were abolished. It was the wish of Napoleon Bonaparte, the First Consul and de facto sole ruler, to create a reward to commend civilians and soldiers and from this wish was instituted a L gion d'Honneur, a body of men that was not an order of chivalry, for Napoleon did know that France did not want a new nobility system, but a recognition of merit.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 613494534X
  • 9786134945349