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Order of St. Sava
Awarded by Kingdom of Serbia
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Serbian Orthodox Church
Type Order
Eligibility Civilians, after 1914 members of the military.
Awarded for Meritorious achievements in the arts, science, education and religion
Status Awarded by Serbian Orthodox Church
Established 23 January 1883
Total awarded unknown
Next (higher) Order of the Cross of Takovo (Kingdom of Serbia, 1883-1903)
Order of the White Eagle (1903–1930) Order of the Yugoslav Crown (Kingdom of Yugoslavia, 1930-)

The Order of St. Sava was a decoration instituted by the order King Milan I[Clarification needed] of Serbia on 23 January 1883. The Order of Saint Sava was established originally to recognize civilians for meritorious achievements to the Church, to arts and sciences, the royal house and the state. In 1914 a change was made permitting military personnel to receive the honor for military merit.

The Order of St Sava was discontinued in 1921.[contradiction]


Five grades were awarded: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight.

Other Orders of St. Sava

Since 1945 the highest award presented by the Serbian Orthodox Church is called the Order of St. Sava. There is also a fraternal organization with a similar name, the Loyal Order of St. Sava, organized for social interactions among Serbian American residents of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Category:Recipients of the Order of St. Sava

  • Viktor Alexander
  • Richard Barnes
  • Nikola Tesla
  • Auguste Lumière,
  • Novak Đoković, 1st class, given 28 April 2011
  • Dmitry Medvedev
  • Helen Keller
  • Anne Sullivan
  • István Kováts 3rd class
  • Karl Malden
  • Vlade Divac
  • Dejan Bodiroga
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Emir Kusturica
  • Stepa Stepanović
  • William Timlin
  • Dragoljub Mihailović, 25 January 1928.[1]
  • Nicholas Roerich, 1st class
  • Vladimir Rosing, 5th Class, July 1922
  • Freiherr Ernst von Weizsäcker, 1st class
  • Aleksandr Karelin, given 9 February 2013
  • John Wimburn Laurie (Canadian)
  • Revd Henry Joy Fynes-Clinton (British), 2nd class 1918, 1st class 1921
  • Lt. Col. Herbert St Maur Carter, D.S.O., M.D., British Surgeon, Royal Army Medical Corps and British Red Cross (3rd Class 1917).
  • Peter Norman Nissen[1]
  • Vidkun Quisling, humanitarian work
  • Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark[2]
  • Katherine, Crown Princess of Yugoslavia[3]
  • Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
  • Louis Raemaekers, Dutch political cartoonist (1869-1956), 20 January 1933


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