Grand Cross is the highest grade in many orders of knighthood. Sometimes the holders of the highest grade are referred to "commanders grand cross", "knights grand cross" or just "grand crosses"; in other cases the actual insignia itself is called "the grand cross".
Alternatively, in some other orders, the highest grade may be called the "grand cordon", "grand collar" etc. In those cases the rank of grand cross may come after another rank (e.g. the Portuguese Order of Saint James of the Sword).
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1850-1851 Received Knights Cross of the Albert Order (King of Saxony) and the Order of the Royal Württemberg Crown. 1863 Knight’s Cross of the Order of Leopold. 1867 Grand Cross of the Order of Leopold (Privy Councillor) ...
... Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (Commander's Cross with Star) Leonid Brezhnev — Marshal of the Soviet Union and Soviet politician (Grand Cross ... head of the Central Anticorruption Bureau (Commander's Cross) Jan Kułakowski — Polish politician, member of the European Parliament (Commander's Cross with Star) János Esterházy — most ... Noël (1888-1987), French ambassador and politician (Grand Cross) ...
... Turkish Order of Medjidie (3rd class) the Danish Order of Dannebrog (Grand Cross) the Japanese Grand Cross Sacred Treasure and Grand Cross Rising Sun the Grand Cross of the Crown of Italy and the ... Oakley in 1903, who was named Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in 1918 ...
... rank (or second after "Collar") is named "Grand Cordons" include the following orders Belgium Grand Cordons of the Order of Leopold (highest) Egypt Grand Cordons of the Order of the ...
... Other distinctions held Grand Cross of the Royal Military Order of Avis (Portugal) Grand Cross of the Order of Naval Merit (Portugal) Grand Cross of the Royal Order of ...
Famous quotes containing the words cross and/or grand:
“All pathways by His feet are worn,
His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea;
His crown of thorns is twined with every thorn;
His cross is every tree.”
—Joseph Mary Plunkett (18871916)
“What do you do in the Grand Hotel? Eat, sleep, loaf around, flirt a little, dance a little. A hundred doors leading to one hall. No one knows anything about the person next to them. And when you leave, someone occupies your room, lies in your bed. Thats the end.”
—William A. Drake (19001965)