Order of Ottokar
|Order of Ottokar|
Ordem de Ottokar
|Collar of the Order of Ottokar|
|Awarded by the|
Ban of Horvatia
|Motto||Qui Ludere Cum Spinis Scabere|
Who stirs with thorns, is scratched
|Eligibility||Civilian and military|
|Awarded for||Civilian and military merits in favor of the Kingdom|
|Status||Dormant Order since 2020|
|Grades (w/ post-nominals)||Grand Cross, Commander, Official, Knight|
|First induction||10 July 2016|
|Last induction||12 July 2016|
|Next (higher)||Order of the Edelweiss|
|Next (lower)||Order of St. Peter|
|Related||Order of St. Stephen|
|Ribbon of Grand Master of the Order of Ottokar|
The Order of Ottokar was a dynastic order of knighthood founded in Agram by Ban Weslley of Horvatia in 2016, to celebrate the establishment of the Kingdom of Horvatia and the signature of the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016 in 10 May 2016 and was created to be the most prestigious orders of Horvatia. On 22 April 2020, the order was transferred to the Princely Family of Syldavia, and was removed of the list of honors of the Empire.
History[edit | edit source]
The Order of Ottokar was created in 2016 by Prince Weslley of Agram, Ban of Horvatia, named after King Ottokar II of Bohemia and also to celebrate the creation of the Kingdom and the signing of the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016. The motto of the order is Qui Ludere Cum Spinis Scabere, Latin for Who stirs with thorns, is scratched.
The Ban of Horvatia is, while in office, the Grand Master of the Order and the Hereditary Prince of Agram is the Chancellor of the Order. Only the Ban may grant, promote or revoke the membership. The inspirations of the Order of Ottokar was the Polish Order of the White Eagle and German Order of the Black Eagle.
On 22 April 2020, the Imperial House of Karnia-Ruthenia transferred the sovereignity of the order to the Princely Family of Syldavia. Under the terms of this arrangement, the Order would be again reverted to Karno-Ruthenian Monarchy if the terms of the transfer were violated. The orders granted during the Karno-Ruthenian period will be maintained.
Precedence and privileges[edit | edit source]
The members of the Order were assigned positions in the order of precedence, ranking above all others of knightly rank, with the exception of the Knights of the Order of the Edelweiss and equally to the Order of St. Stephen. Wives, sons, daughters and daughters-in-law of members of the Order of Ottokar also featured on the order of precedence.
When an individual was entitled to use multiple post-nominal letters, they could use GCO for the Grand Cross, CCO for the Commander, MO for the Official and KO for the Knight, as much as DO for a Dame of the Order. The Grand Master used the post-nominal of GMO and the post-nominal TCO. Members of the Order may encircled their arms with the circlet of the Order.
Design[edit | edit source]
The badge of the order was composed by a white enamelled cross pattée with a central medallion bearing the image of a white eagle with the motto of the Order.
Grand Masters of the Order[edit | edit source]
2016 - 2017[edit | edit source]
2017 - 2020[edit | edit source]
Recipients[edit | edit source]
2016[edit | edit source]
- His Highness, Prince Joseph Cicero of Agram, as Grand Cross of the Order
- His Highness, Princess Séverine Marie of Agram, as Grand Cross of the Order
- His Highness, Prince Lucas of Agram, as Grand Cross of the Order
- His Imperial and Royal Majesty, the Emperor-King Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia, as Grand Cross of the Order
- His Imperial and Royal Highness, Archduke Ari of Karnia-Ruthenia, as Grand Cross of the Order
- Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Archduchess Denise of Karnia-Ruthenia, as Grand Cross of the Order
- His Royal Majesty, King Emerson I of Brigantia and Afrikanda, as Grand Cross of the Order
- His Royal Highness, Prince Otávio Kwanza, Baron of Oluranlovo, as Commander of the Order
- His Highness, Prince João Pedro of Meridionalia, as Grand Cross of the Order
- His Royal Majesty, King Francesco III Pellegrini, as Grand Cross of the Order
- His Highness, Stadhouder Lucas of Woestein, as Grand Cross of the Order