Order of Dannebrog

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an ancient Danish order of knighthood.

See also: Dannebrog

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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To mark the Queen's diamond birthday, three new stamps illustrating two royal orders of chivalry - the Order of the Elephant and the Order of Dannebrog - as well as the royal Medal of Merit were released on March 14, 2015.
Denmark honoured him by making him Commander of the Most Ancient Order of Dannebrog in 1868.
He became Danish Consul in the early 1950s and in the 60s was awarded the Order of Dannebrog, a Danish knighthood.
Before you scoff, know that the 68-year-old designer was knighted to the Order of Dannebrog by Denmark's Queen Margrethe II for his contributions to Danish design in his role as chief designer for high-end home electronics maker Bang & Olufsen, a position he has held since 1980.
The absolute monarch Christian V (1670-1699) had in 1671 introduced the Order of Dannebrog as a way of decorating distinguished supporters of the absolutist monarchy, only established in 1660.
In April 2003 he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Dannebrog by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and in November of the same year he received the Frank Meyer Medal for Plant Genetic Resources, for his lifelong achievements in research and conservation of genetic resources.
Among many honors he has received are the Knight of the Order of Dannebrog (Denmark) in 1972, and a Commander of the British Empire (C.B.E.) from Queen Elizabeth in 1975.

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