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.
For a more complete list, see de:Liste der Träger des Bayerischen Verdienstordens in German Wikipedia.
- 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. Retrieved 2016-06-27.