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Royal Order of the Two Sicilies

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Status  Suppressed 1819
Established  24 February 1808
Royal Order of the Two-Sicilies
Type  Dynastic order of knighthood
Awarded for  Important service to the former Kingdom of the Two Sicilies
Next (higher)  Order of Saint Ferdinand and of Merit
Next (lower)  Order of Saint George and Reunion

The Royal Order of the Two-Sicilies (Italian: Ordine reale delle Due Sicilie) was a dynastic order of knighthood of the Kingdom of Naples and the Kingdom of Two Sicilies. The order was established 24 February 1808 by Joseph Bonaparte, who, at the time, was the King of Naples. The order was expanded and continued under the rule of Joachim Murat but was ultimately suppressed by Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies in 1819. Those Knights of the Order of the Two-Sicilies who were still active were instead awarded the Order of Saint George and Reunion.

Description

The decoration was a five-pointed red enameled gold star bearing the coat of arms of Naples and Sicily and the inscription Joseph Neapoles Siciliarum rex instituit. The original badge was surmounted by an eagle, but Ferdinand I modified it by replacing the eagle with the royal crown and changing the inscription to Ferdinandus Borbonius utriusque Siciliae Rex P.F.A..

References

Royal Order of the Two-Sicilies Wikipedia


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