Vasaorden

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January 18, 2022

The Order of Vasa (VO, originally spelled Wasaorden), officially the Royal Order of Vasa, is a Swedish royal order, founded by Gustav III on May 29, 1772, at his coronation, intended to reward merits in the areas where the Order of the Sword and the Order of the North Star could not be considered. The order has been dormant since the order reform in 1975, but in May 2018, six members of the Constitution Committee announced that the order system will be reviewed and that Swedish citizens will once again be able to be granted Swedish orders and that awards of awards within the Vaasa Order will resume.

History

The words were added as a reminder of Gustav Vasa and have five degrees. When a priest or a woman is rewarded with the Order of Vaasa, he or she is not called a knight, but a member of the Order of Vaasa, just as for other Swedish orders of knights. The word was also free in that it was for its time very democratic. It could be distributed to anyone, without regard to class and birth, ie also to non-nobles. The king distributed the degrees according to merit. Some degrees, however, were subject to a fee, but they could not be bought, only obtained. For the great cross 800 dollars of silver coins were paid, for commanders 400 dollars of silver coins while the knights were exempt from the fee. The fifth paragraph stipulated that "This Knight of the Order shall be Fifty and in addition Six Great Crosses and Eight Commanders, the King and the Order-Cantzler included." The first members of the Order (knights and commanders) were dubbed in the Royal Palace Chapel on July 17, 1772; they were 43 in number, of which 14 were members of the Academy of Sciences.

Insignia

The chain consists of four vase shards, four nettle leaves and twelve crowned shields with the small coat of arms on. Each shield has two mercury rods and two cornucopias. Nässelbladen alludes to the fact that the founder's father, King Adolf Fredrik, is descended from Holstein. The crash is available in two models. The large cross crash consists of a Maltese cross in silver with nettle leaves at the cross angles, in the middle of the cross is a vase in silver. The commander's crash is the same, but lacks the nettle leaves. The sign of the Order is a white Maltese cross in enamel with crowns at the cross angles. In the middle is a golden vase on a blue oval surrounded by a red that bears the text "King Gustaf III ins. MDCCLXXII" and the same contents on the reverse. The original insignia was a vase in an oval medallion commonly called the "vase pulley", which in 1860 was placed as a center globe in an eight-lobed Maltese cross. The Order's ribbon - Order's ribbon in green, the color of mercantilism, manufacturing and agriculture.

In case of death of recipient

When a recipient of the Order of Vaasa dies, the badge of the Order and any chain, in accordance with the statutes of the Order, shall be returned to the treasurer at the Royal. Maj: ts Orden, as they are not personal property but only used during the holder's lifetime.

Brilliant punctuation

A person could in some, rare cases be endowed with a brilliant order. Usually this happened if the person did something personal to the King or the royal family. Unlike the ordinary insignia, the brilliant insignia had a special position, partly because the insignia was personal property and did not need to be returned to the King at the holder's death, and the holder would also carry the lower degrees despite being awarded a higher one.

Recipients of brilliant punctuation marks

Alexander Roslin, commander with diamonds Nils Rudebeck, commander with the large cross with diamonds Israel af Ström, knight with diamonds - 1829. Gustaf Lychou, knight with diamonds - 1832. Sven Adolf Norling, knight with diamonds - 1856. Fritz Wästfelt, knight with diamonds –1858. Nils Ericson, Commander of the Great Cross with diamonds - November 4, 1862. Georg Wolfgang von Francken, knight with diamonds - 1868. Carl Johan Dyfverman, knight with diamonds - 1890. Sven Hedin, commander a

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