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Country: Germany
Duchies: Saxe-Altenburg, Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, and Saxe-Meiningen
Established: 25 December 1833; revised in 1864
Five Classes: Grand Cross, Commander's Cross with Star in First and Second Class, and Knight's Cross in First and Second Class
Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order, Knight's Cross 1st Class with Swords
The Ducal Saxe-Ernestine House Order was awarded to officers.

Awards estimate for World War I:
   62 Grand Cross
   68 Commander's Cross with Star
   410 Commander's Cross
   879 Knight's Cross 1st Class
   2,027 Knight's Cross 2nd Class
Recipients - World War I Aces
1 Boenigk, Oskar Freiherr von
Knight's Cross with Swords 2nd Class - Oct 1918
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