Order of Sidonia, Grand Cross (on the scarf)
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This Order was founded by King John and it was generally conferred upon women in recognition of merit.
The Order was primarily awarded to women that had demonstrated self-sacrifice and altruism by caring for wounded soldiers during the Franco-German War of 1870/71.
The name of the Order commemorates Duchess Sidonie of Bohemia, the first wife of Duke Albert of Saxony.
The Cross was only awarded 72 times.
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