Bavarian Order of Merit
The Bavarian Order of Merit (German: Bayerischer Verdienstorden) is the Order of Merit of the Free State of Bavaria. It is awarded by the Minister-President of Bavaria as a "recognition of outstanding contributions to the Free State of Bavaria and the Bavarian people".
|Bavarian Order of Merit|
Badge of the order for women
|Awarded by the Minister-President of Bavaria|
|Type||Order of Merit|
|Established||11 June 1957|
|Eligibility||Men and women without distinction of nationality or class|
|Awarded for||Outstanding contributions to the Free State of Bavaria and the Bavarian people|
|Total inductees||5,602 (as of August 2018)|
|Next (higher)||Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art|
|Related||Order of Merit of the Bavarian Crown |
Order of the Lion of Bavaria
Ribbon bar of the order
The order was instituted by law on 11 June 1957. The Prime Minister and the Cabinet can nominate awardees.
- Bayerische Staatsregierung. "Bayerischer Verdienstorden". Bayerischer Landesportal (in German). Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
- Bayerische Staatsregierung. "Bayerischer Verdienstorden" (in German). Retrieved 30 August 2018.
- "Hemmerle Website". Hemmerle. Archived from the original on 2018-05-17. Retrieved 2016-06-27.
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