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German EmpireEdit

Ribbon Name Established Grade(s) Authority Medal
Obverse
Colonial Awards
China Campaign Medal (German Empire) China Campaign Medal
China-Denkmüze
00 May 1901 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany
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Colonial Service Medal (German Empire) Colonial Service Medal
Kolonial-Denkmünze
13 June 1912 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany
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Southwest African Campaign Medal (German Empire) Southwest African Campaign Medal
Südwestafrika-Denkmünze
00 March 1907 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany
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Kingdom of PrussiaEdit

Ribbon Name Established Grade(s) Authority Medal
Obverse
Orders of Chivalry
Order of the Black Eagle Order of the Black Eagle
Hoher Orden vom Schwarzen Adler
17 January 1701 Knight King Friedrich III of Brandenburg
Order of the Black Eagle (Medal only)
Order of the Red Eagle Order of the Red Eagle
Roter Adlerorden
17 November 1705 Grand Cross;
First - Fourth class;
Medal
Margrave Georg Wilhelm of Brandenburg-Bayreuth
Order of the Red Eagle (Medal only)
Iron Cross, 1813
(combat)
House Order of Hohenzollern (non-combat)
(non-combat)
House Order of Hohenzollern
Hausorden von Hohenzollern
05 December 1841 Grand Commander;
Commander;
Knight;
Member
Prince Konstantin of Hohenzollern-Hechingen &
Prince Karl Anton of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen
House Order of Hohenzollern (Medal only)
Order of the Crown of Prussia Order of the Crown
Kronenorden
18 October 1861 Grand Cross;
First - Fourth class;
Medal
King Wilhelm I of Prussia
Order of the Crown (Medal only)
Orders of Merit
Plain Black Ribbon (German Style ribbon) Order of Saint John
Der Johanniterorden
1099;
1852
breast badge King Wilhelm I of Prussia
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Order of Louise Order of Louise [for women]
Luisen-Orden
03 August 1814 single class King Frederick Wilhelm III of Prussia
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No Ribbon Pour le Mérite 09 June 1740 Grand Cross;
First - Fourth class;
Medal
King Frederick II of Prussia
[[File:
No Ribbon William-Order
Wilhelm-Orden
18 January 1896 single class Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany
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Merit Cross (Prussia) Order of Merit of the Prussian Crown
Verdienstorden der Preußischen Krone
18 January 1901 single class Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany
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Military Awards and Decorations
Iron Cross, 1813
(combat)
Iron Cross (Non-Combat)
(non-combat)
Iron Cross
Eisernes Kreuz
17 March 1813;
19 July 1870;
05 August 1914
Grand Cross;
First - Second class
King Frederick Wilhelm III of Prussia;
King Wilhelm I of Prussia;
Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany
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No Ribbon Kulm Cross
Kulmer Kreuz
04 December 1813 breast badge King Frederick Wilhelm III of Prussia [[File:
Iron Cross, 1813 Military Merit Cross
Militär-Verdienstkreuz
27 February 1864 First - Second class King Wilhelm I of Prussia [[File:
Iron Cross, 1813 Military Honor Medal
Militär-Ehrenzeichen
1814 First - Second class King Frederick Wilhelm III of Prussia [[File:
Merit Cross for War Aid (Prussia) Merit Cross for War Aid
Verdienstkreuz für Kriegshilfe
05 December 1916 single class Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany [[File:
Order of the Red Eagle
(original 1835-72)
Iron Cross, 1813
(combat)
Iron Cross (Non-Combat)
(non-combat)
Warrior Merit Medal
Krieger-Verdienstmedaille
1835 single class King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia [[File:
Civil Awards and Decorations
Lifesaving Medal (Prussia) Lifesaving Medal
Rettungsmedaille am Band
01 February 1833 single class Frederick Wilhelm III of Prussia [[File:
General Honor Decoration (Prussia) General Honor Decoration
Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen
1810 First - Third class Frederick Wilhelm III of Prussia [[File:
Merit Cross (Prussia) Merit Cross
Verdienstkreuz
27 January 1912 First - Second class Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany [[File:
Plain Red Ribbon (German style) Jerusalem Cross
Jerusalem-Kreuz
31 October 1898 single class Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany Jerusalem Cross (plain medal)
Cross of the Mount of Olives Cross of the Mount of Olives
Ölberg-Kreuz
24 December 1909 single class Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany [[File:
Red Cross Medal (Prussia) Red Cross Medal
Rote Kreuz-Medaille
01 October 1898 First - Third class Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany [[File:
Plain White Ribbon (German style) Ladies Merit Cross [for women]
Frauenverdienstkreuz
22 October 1907 First - Second class Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany [[File:
Iron Cross (Non-Combat) Cross of Merit for Women and Girls [for women]
Ehrenkreuz für Frauen und Jungfrauen
22 March 1871 single class Emperor Wilhelm I of Germany [[File:
Coronation and other Awards
Plain yellow ribbon (German style) Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Medal
Kaiser-Wilhelm-Erinnerungsmedaille Zentenarmedaille
22 March 1897 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany [[File:
Plain yellow ribbon (German style) Coronation Medal, 1861 18 October 1861 King Wilhelm I of Prussia [[File:
Golden Wedding of Wilhelm and Augusta, 1879 Golden Wedding of Wilhelm and Augusta, 1879 1978 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany [[File:
[[File: Coronation Medal, 1888 15 June 1888 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany [[File:
Plain Black Ribbon (German Style ribbon) Freidrich III Memorial Medal 1831-1888 1888 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany [[File:
Service and Campaign Decorations (in no particular order)
Prussian Long Service Medal Long Service Cross
Dienstauszeichnungskreuz
18 June 1825 First class (25 years service); King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia [[File:
Prussian Long Service Medal Long Service Cross
Dienstauszeichnungskreuz
04 July 1913 First class (15 years service);
Second class (12 years service);
Third class (9 years service)
King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia [[File:
Campaign Medal for 1813-1814 (combat)
(combat)
Campaign Medal for 1813-1814 (non-combat)
(non-combat)
Campaign Medal for 1813-1814
Kriegs-Denkmünze für 1813-1814
24 December 1813 King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia [[File:
Campaign Medal for 1814 Campaign Medal for 1814
Kriegs-Denkmünze für 1814
24 December 1813 King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia [[File:
Campaign Medal for 1815 (Waterloo) Campaign Medal for 1815 (Waterloo)
Kriegsdenkmünze für 1815
07 January 1815 King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia [[File:
Order of Louise Hohenzollern Commemorative Medal for Combatants, 1848-1849
Hohenzollersche Denkmünze für Kämpfer von 1848-1849
23 August 1851 King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia [[File:
Duppel Storm Cross
(combat)
Duppel Storm Cross (non-combat)
(non-combat)
Duppel Storm Cross
Düppeler Sturmkreuz
18 October 1864 King Wilhelm I of Prussia [[File:
Commemorative Medal for 1864 Commemorative Medal for 1864
Kriegsdenkmünze für 1864
10 November 1864 King Wilhelm I of Prussia [[File:
Alsen Cross
(combat)
Alsen Cross (non-combat)
(non-combat)
Alsen Cross
Alsen-Kreuz
12 December 1864 King Wilhelm I of Prussia [[File:
Commemorative Cross for 1866 (combat)
(combat)
Commemorative Cross for 1866 (non-combat)
(non-combat)
Commemorative Cross for 1866
Kriegsdenkmünze für 1866
20 September 1866 King Wilhelm I of Prussia [[File:
Commemorative Medal for the Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 (combat)
(combat)
Commemorative Medal for the Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 (non-combat)
(non-combat)
Commemorative Medal for the Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871
Kriegsdenkmünze 1870-1871
20 May 1871 Emperor Wilhelm I of Germany [[File:

Kingdom of BavariaEdit

Ribbon Name Established Grade(s) Authority Medal
Obverse
Orders of Merit
Order of Saint Hubert Order of Saint Hubert
'
03 November 1444 Knight Gerhard V, Duke of Jülich and Count of Ravensberg [[File:
Royal Order of Saint George Royal Order of Saint George for the Defense of the Immaculate Conception
'
1726 Grand Prior;
Grand Commander;
Commander;
Knight
Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria [[File:
Order of the Lion Order of the Lion
'
[[File:
Military Order of Max Joseph Military Order of Max Joseph
Militär-Max-Joseph-Orden
01 January 1806 Grand Cross;
Grand Commander;
Commander;
Knight
King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria [[File:
Military Order of Max Joseph Military Sanitary Order
'
[[File:
Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown Civil Merit Order of the Bavarian Crown
Verdienstorden der Bayerischen Krone
19 March 1808 Grand Cross;
Grand Commander;
Commander;
Knight
King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria [[File:
Royal Merit Order of Saint Michael Royal Merit Order of Saint Michael
Orden zum Heiligen Michael
29 September 1693 Joseph Clemens of Bavaria, Archbishop-Elector of Cologne [[File:
Military Merit Order (Bavaria)
(wartime)
Military Merit Order (Bavaria) (peacetime)
(peacetime)
Military Merit Order (Bavaria) (military officials)
(military officials)
Military Merit Order
Militär-Verdienstorden
19 Jul 1866 Grand Cross;
Grand Commander;
Commander;
First class - Second class
King Ludwig II of Bavaria [[File:
Maximilian Order for Science and Art Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art
Bayerischer Maximiliansorden für Wissenschaft und Kunst
28 November 1853 King Maximilian II of Bavaria [[File:
Ludwig Order (Bavaria) Ludwig Order
Ludwig-Orden
1827 King Ludwig I of Bavaria [[File:
Order of Saint Elizabeth Order of Saint Elizabeth
St. Elisabethenorden
18 October 1766 Countess Palatine Elisabeth Auguste of Sulzbach [[File:
Order of Theresa Order of Theresa
'
12 December 1827 King Ludwig I of Bavaria [[File:
[[File: Military Medical Order
'
Unknown Unknown [[File:
Civil Decorations
[[File: Civil Merit Medal
'
[[File:
Ludwig Medal for Arts and Science Ludwig Medal for Science and Art
'
[[File:
Ludwig Medal for Arts and Science Ludwig Medal for Industry
'
[[File:
Plain Red Ribbon (German style) Prince Regent Luitpold Medal
'
30 June 1905 Prince Regent Luitpold;
King Otto of Bavaria
[[File:
Military and War decorations
Military Merit Medal (Bavaria) Military Merit Medal
'
[[File:
[[File: Military Medical Decoration
'
[[File:
[[File: Merit Cross for Volunteer Medical Personnel
'
[[File:
Order of Saint Hubert Jubilee Medal for the Army
Jubiläumsmedalle für die Armee
22 March 1905 Prince Regent Luitpold;
King Otto of Bavaria
[[File:
King Ludwig Cross King Ludwig Cross
König Ludwig-Kreuz
07 January 1916 King Ludwig III of Bavaria [[File:
Misc. decorations
Commemorative Military Medal for 1813, 1814, 1815 Commemorative Military Medal for 1813, 1814, 1815
Militärdenkzeichen für 1813, 1814, 1815
04 December 1814 King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria [[File:
Army Commemorative Award, 1866 Army Commemorative Award, 1866
Armeedenkzeichen
25 August 1866 King Ludwig II of Bavaria [[File:
Commemorative Medal of the 13th Royal Bavarian Infantry Commemorative Medal of the 13th Royal Bavarian Infantry
'
1901 King Otto of Bavaria [[File:
Golden Wedding Anniversary Medal Golden Wedding Anniversary Medal
Goldene Hochzeits-Jubiläumsmedaille
20 February 1918 King Ludwig III of Bavaria [[File:

Kingdom of SaxonyEdit

Orders

Order of the Rue Crown (Saxony) The Order of the Rue Crown
Military Order of St. Henry (Saxony) The Military Order of St. Henry
Civil Order of Saxony The Civil Order of Saxony
Albert Order (Saxony) The Albert Order
Order of Sidonia (Saxony) The Order of Sidonia (for Woman)
Order of Maria-Anna (Saxony) The Order of Maria-Anna (for Woman)

Military Decorations

Friedrich August Medal (Saxony) The Friedrich August Medal
War Merit Cross (Saxony) The War Merit Cross

kingdom of WürttembergEdit

Orders

Order of the Crown (Württemberg) The Order of the Crown of Württemberg
Military Merit Order (Württemberg) The Military Merit Order
Friedrich Order (Württemberg) The Friedrich Order
Order of Olga The Order of Olga (for Woman)

Military Decorations

Golden Military Merit Medal (Wurttemberg) The Golden Military Merit Medal
Silver Military Merit Medal (Wurttemberg) The Silver Military Merit Medal
Wilhelm Cross (Wurttemberg) The Wilhelm Cross
Charlotte Cross (Wurttemberg) The Charlotte Cross

Grand Duchy of BadenEdit

Orders

House Order of Fidelity The House Order of Fidelity
Military Karl-Friedrich Merit Order Military Karl-Friedrich Merit Order
Order of Berthold the First Order of Berthold the First
Order of the Zähringer Lion Order of the Zähringer Lion
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Grand Duchy of HesseEdit

Orders

Order of the Golden Lion Order of the Golden Lion
Order of Louis (Hesse) Order of Louis
Order of Philip the Magnanimous Order of Philip the Magnanimous
Order of the Star of Brabant Order of the Star of Brabant

Military Decorations

General Honor Decoration (Hesse) General Honor Decoration
Military Medical Cross, 1914 Military Medical Cross, 1914

Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-SchwerinEdit

House Order of the Wendish Crown House Order of the Wendish Crown
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Principality of Lippe-DetmoldEdit

Military Decorations

[[File:
War Merit Cross (Lippe) War Merit Cross

Principality of Schaumburg-LippeEdit

Military Decorations

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Cross for Loyal Service (Schaumburg-Lippe) Cross for Loyal Service

Free and Hanseatic Cities of Bremen, Hamburg and LübeckEdit

Hanseatic Cross (Bremen) Hanseatic Cross (Bremen)
Hanseatic Cross (Hamburg) Hanseatic Cross (Hamburg)
Hanseatic cross (Lübeck) Hanseatic cross (Lübeck)

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