The Legion of Honour: France's Highest Distinction

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The Legion of Honour, or Légion d'Honneur in French, is a prestigious order that stands as the highest honour bestowed by France. Established in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, this remarkable distinction has transcended regimes and remains a cornerstone of the French recognition system for exceptional service.

Unlike some honours reserved solely for military merit, the Legion of Honour embraces both civilian and military contributions. It acknowledges individuals who have displayed excellence in their conduct, be it in the battlefield or within French civil society. The President of France holds the position of Grand Master of the Legion of Honour, emphasizing the national importance placed upon this esteemed order.

Douglas recipients:

 

Awaiting portrait of Robert Jacques Marie Douglas  Légion d'honneur Jacques Theodore Sholto Douglas portrait
Robert Jacques Marie
Gabriel de Douglas
Marius J. Douglas Jacques Theodore
Sholto Douglas
Louis-Archambault
de Douglas
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Awaiting portrait of Olivier Marie Renee Douglas Awaiting portrait for Marie Paul H. Douglas Portrait Awaiting portrait of George Louis Marie de Douglas, (1873-1923)
Olivier Marie
Renee Douglas
Marie Paul Henri Douglas Lieutenant Colonel
William Douglas, MC
George Louis Marie
de Douglas
certificate certificate Certificate for George Louis Marie de Douglas


Awaiting portrait of Luc Henri A. Douglas, b. 1829   Spare
Luc Henri Arséne Douglas   General Sir
John Douglas
 
certificate    

 

 



Other recipients include
:
•  Pierre Archimbaud de Douglas
•  Charles Joseph Sholto de Douglas



See also:

•  The Douglas family in France


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Sources for this article include:
  • Archives Nationales de France


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