House Order of Fidelity, Commander
Image courtesy of "Afbeeldingen der Oudere en nieuwere thans bestaande Ridderorden" G.L. de Rochemont and I. Bischoff
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This Order was initially founded by Margrave Charles William of Baden-Durlach, and it was conferred upon members of foreign royal families, foreign heads of state, and Ducal Prince and Princesses to recognize merit and engender loyalty.
The Order went through many change throughout its lifespan. It originally featured only one class, was later expanded to include two classes, Grand Cross and Commander, and then altered a second time to discontinue the grades of Collar and Commander.
The Commander was identical to the Grand Cross, except it was worn on a ribbon around the neck and not on a sash.
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