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Country: Austro-Hungarian Empire
Established: The Order of Leopold (Leopold-Orden) established on 8 January 1808 by Emperor Francis I to honor his father.
Four Classes: The Order of Leopold was originally established with three classes: Grand Cross, Commander and Knight. Subordinate to the Grand Cross, a First Class was added by imperial decree on 1 February 1901.
Order of Leopold, Commander's Cross with Swords
During World War I the Order of Leopold was awarded to recipients with Crossed Swords for acts of bravery in the face of the enemy.
Recipients - World War I Aces
1 Banfield, Gottfried Freiherr von
2 Brumowski, Godwin
3 Fiala von Fernbrugg, Benno
4 Graeser (Gräser), Franz
Knight's Cross with Swords (Posthumous)
5 Stojsavljevic, Raoul
Knights Cross with Swords
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