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Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Ordre de Mérite du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
Cross with necklet of a Commander of the order
Awarded by Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Type Chivalric order with five grades
Day Only awarded on National Day (23 June)
Eligibility Eligible for deputies, state councillors, civil servants, elected representatives and personnel of municipal administrations, key players of the economic, social, cultural or sport sectors as well for volunteers. Order can also be awarded to foreigners.
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
Chancellor Xavier Bettel
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer, Knight
Established 23 January 1961
Next (higher) Order of the Oak Crown
Next (lower) Military Medal
Ribbon bar of the order

The Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (l’Ordre de Mérite du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg) is a distinguished honorary order of Luxembourg. It was instituted on January 23, 1961 by Grand Duchess Charlotte. Grandmaster of the order is the Grand Duke of Luxembourg.[1] Besides the five classes, a gilt medal can also be bestowed.


The order is composed of 5 grades :

  • Grand Cross
  • Grand Officer
  • Commander
  • Officer
  • Knight
Ribbon bars

Grand Cross

Grand Officer




Members of the Order

Members of the Order of Merit of Luxembourg include the following:

Grand Cross:

Grand Officer:

José Lello,Member of Potuguese Parliament,former President of NATO PA





  • Le Mémorial 13 du 14.04.1961, Arrêté grand-ducal du 23 janvier 1961 portant institution de l'Ordre de Mérite du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
  1. ^ Honorary distinctions of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg - Official website of the Luxembourg gouvernement
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