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Legion of Honour / Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur

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  • Jean-Baptiste Pierre Ferdinand Phelut (1850 - d.)
    Sous-préfet de Bastia. Préfet de la Corse de 1905 à 1906. En 1906, à Aiacciu, à la tête de militaires, il tente d'investir le Grand Séminaire. Il y a de...
  • Jacques-Augustin Normand (1839 - 1906)
    Sommaire Aussi connu sous Jacques Augustin-Normand. Succède à son père à la tête de l'entreprise familiale en 1871. Est succédé par son fils a&#...
  • Angelo Marino Calafati (1765 - 1822)
    Prefect of the department of Istria during Napoleonic occupation Feb 1806 - 7 Sep 1810 Intendent of the department of Istria during Napoleonic occupation - 8 Apr 1813 - Aug 1813 Awarded Order of th...
  • Prvislav Grisogono (1879 - 1969)
    Minister of Justice 21 May 1924 to 28 July 1924 member of Independent Democratic Party (SDS) Legion of Honour
  • Ivan Bjelovučić (1889 - 1949)
    Regarded as the first Croatian aviator. 1910. Preletjevši prvi relaciju Pariz-Bordeaux, Ivan Bjelovucic je samo u jednom danu preletio 295 km, i time postigao novi rekord koji je do tada dr&#x...

Legion of Honour, officially National Order of the Legion of Honour, French Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur, Legion of Honour - premier order of the French republic, created by Napoleon Bonaparte, then First Consul, on May 19, 1802, as a general military and civil order of merit conferred without regard to birth or religion provided that anyone admitted swears to uphold liberty and equality.

Napoleon’s ideas for this order, which finally prevailed, aroused a certain amount of opposition, particularly from those who felt the Legion should have purely military qualifications. During the Restoration, the Legion became a royal order, ranked below the restored military and religious orders of the ancien régime. Upon the downfall of the monarchy, the Legion once again became the highest-ranking order and decoration in France.

Croatian Recipients

  • Ivo Andrić (1892-1975) Legion of Honour 1937
  • Ivan Bielovucic (1889-1949) Legion of Honour 1915
  • Angelo Marino Calafati (1765 -1822) Legion of Honour 1810
  • Vjekoslav Lujo Cukela (1888-1956) Legion of Honour
  • Biserka Cvejic (1923-) Legion of Honor 2001
  • Mirko Drazen Grmek (1924-2000) Legion of Honour 1966
  • Prvislav Grisogono (1879-1969) Legion of Honour
  • Petar Guberina (1913-2005) Legion of Honour 1968, 1989
  • Ivan Meštrović (1883-1962) Legion of Honour 1940

French Recipients


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