Order of St. Stephen

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Royal Order of St. Stephen
Real Ordem de Santo Estevão
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Neck Insignia of the Order of St. Stephen
Awarded by the
Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia
Type Dynastic order
Motto Impavidum Ferient Ruinae
The difficulties do not frighten me
Awarded for At the monarch's pleasure
Status Currently constituted
Grand Master Emperor-King Oscar
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Knight / Dame
Statistics
Established 2014
First induction 2014
Last induction 24 December 2020
Distinct recipients 50
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of the Edelweiss
Next (lower) Order of St. Peter
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Ribbon of the Order of St. Stephen

The Order of St. Stephen is a dynastic order of knighthood founded in Persenburg by Emperor-King Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia in 2014, to celebrate the Hungarian ancestry of his mother and the patron saint of Imperial Family, St. Stephen of Hungary. The current sovereign of the order is also its founder, the Emperor-King of Karnia-Ruthenia.

Origin[edit | edit source]

Established on 25 November 2014, the Order was the first honor created in the kingdom. The idea was to establish a deep connection to the patron saint of the Kingdom of Ruthenia, St. Stephen. Until the creation of the Order of the Ruthenian Eagle and the replacement of it by the Order of the Edelweiss after the proclamation of the Empire, the Order of St. Stephen was the highest award of the country for a short period of time, but it is the most traditional of the awards within the Empire, and is also the oldest. During the period in which Ruthenia was only one kingdom, the award was granted only seventeen times.

When the Empire was founded and immediately after the signing of the Karno-Ruthenian Compromise of 2016, the Order of the Edelweiss was founded to be the highest honor of the micronation. Following, the Order of the Ruthenian Eagle was discontinued along other Ruthenian honors, but the Order of St. Stephen was maintained and became the second most important honor of Karnia-Ruthenia.

Precedence and privileges[edit | edit source]

Knights and Ladies of the Order are 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. Wives, sons, daughters and daughters-in-law of Knights of the Order of St. Stephen also feature on the order of precedence; relatives of Dames of St. Stephen, however, are not assigned any special precedence. Generally, individuals can derive precedence from their fathers or husbands, but not from their mothers or wives.

After the establisment of Karnia-Ruthenia, the prefixes of "Sir" for Knights and "Lady" for the Dames was abolished. When an individual is entitled to use multiple post-nominal letters, "RKSS" or "RLSS" appears before all others, adding an "R" to the old post-nominal "KSS" for Knights and "LSS" for Dames. Knights and Dames may encircle their arms with the circlet of the Order.

Sovereigns of the Order[edit | edit source]

2014 - current[edit | edit source]

  1. Karniarutheniaflag.png His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Emperor-King Oscar of Karnia-Ruthenia

Recipients[edit | edit source]

2014[edit | edit source]

  1. Karniarutheniaflag.png His Imperial and Royal Highness, Archduke Ari of Karnia-Ruthenia
  2. Karniarutheniaflag.png Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Archduchess Denise of Karnia-Ruthenia
  3. Ausland.jpg His Serene Highness, Prince Andreas of Aysellant
  4. Karniarutheniaflag.png LetzemburgFlagCivil.png His Highness, Grand Duke Christian of Letzembourg
  5. Karniarutheniaflag.png Civil flag of Acrin.png His Highness, Prince Eitan of Szteinbaum
  6. 4904768 orig.png His Royal Majesty, King Isaac I of Wiltogo
  7. 6612831 orig.png His Royal Majesty, King Jeffrey I of Harenfall
  8. Lundenwicflag1.png His Imperial Highness, Grand Duke Julian of Lundenwic
  9. Lundenwicflag1.png His Grace, Marquis Michael of New Charter
  10. BANDEIRA DO REINO.jpg His Majesty, King Peter II of Santa Cruz

2015[edit | edit source]

  1. Karniarutheniaflag.png LibertiaFlag.png His Royal Highness, Duke Guilherme da Lomellina e Berenguer of Libertia
  2. Karniarutheniaflag.png LibertiaFlag.png Her Royal Highness, Duchess Tânya Correa d'Ornellas of Libertia
  3. Karniarutheniaflag.png His Grace, Count Yuri de Faria
  4. Karniarutheniaflag.png LibertiaFlag.png His Royal Highness, Prince Alexandro of Lomellina e Berenguer
  5. 524797 320591014661831 1443055758 n.jpg His Holy Imperial Majesty, Emperor Claudio I of Reunion
  6. Abeldane flag.jpg His Imperial and Royal Majesty, Emperor Stephen of the Abeldane Empire

2016[edit | edit source]

  1. Empire Lemuria Tricolor Flag.png His Highness, Duke Michael de Cessna of Solisia
  2. Brigantia.png His Royal Highness, King Emerson of Brigantia and Afrikanda
  3. Karniarutheniaflag.png Flag of Romitria.png His Highness, Duke Edward of Romitria
  4. Karniarutheniaflag.png His Majesty, Emir Filipe of Takia;
  5. Karniarutheniaflag.png Civil flag of Cumagne.png His Royal Highness, Duke Aggelos of Argadia;

2017[edit | edit source]

  1. Karniarutheniaflag.png His Illustrious Highness, Wilhelm, Margrave of Hochbach.
  2. Flag Nossia.png His Serene Highness, Prince Carlo of Nossia.
  3. Esse flag.png His Illustrious Majesty, Lord Henry of the Essian Commonwealth.
  4. Flag of Ashukovo.png His Excellency, Mr. Jacob Huff, President of the Ashukov Federation.
  5. Flag of Ashukovo.png His Excellency, Mr. Edward Jacobs, Vice-President of the Ashukov Federation.
  6. Flag of Ashukovo.png His Excellency, Mr. Manolis Afentoulis, Minister of Culture of the Ashukov Federation.
  7. Image484.png His Royal Highness, Prince Nicholas Alexander of Ruritania.
  8. NACFlag.png His Imperial and Royal Highness, Crown Prince William of North American Confederation.
  9. AiguesMortesFlag.png His Serene Highness, Crown Prince Jean-Rosé of Aigues-Mortes.
  10. Vlag.jpg His Royal Highness, Prince Ferdinand of Flandrensis.
  11. HagersbourgFlag.png His Excellency, Mr. Dale Hager of Hagersbourg.
  12. Maryen-Flag.png His Sovereign Highness, Prince Thomas of Maryen.
  13. Maryen-Flag.png His Highness, Crown Prince Theodore of Maryen.
  14. Karniarutheniaflag.png His Royal Highness, Duke Rubens of Kürzung, Duke in Axvalley.
  15. Band pcoc 200.jpg His Excellency, Mr. Richard Hoffmann Belvedere, President of the Aristocratic Republic of Porto Claro.

2018[edit | edit source]

  1. Flag RUPA.png His Most Faithful and Royal Majesty, King Marcelo of R.U.P.A.
  2. Roschfallen Flag.png His Imperial Highness, Arthur, of Roschfallen
  3. Bandeira Manso.png Her Royal Majesty, Marina, Queen of Manso
  4. QuixoticaFlag.png His Serene and Royal Highness, Miles I, King of Quixotica
  5. Flag of Lochaber.jpg His Serene Highness, Yannick, Prince of Lochaber
  6. Flag-Grand-Duchy-Nordinsel.png His Royal Highness, Michael, Grand Duke of Nordinsel
  7. Mauricia.png His August Highness, Prince Lucas of Woestein, Stadhouder of Mauricia.

2019[edit | edit source]

  1. UKGBNIFlag.png His Highness, Caio, Duke of Taxus
  2. NACFlag.png His Imperial and Royal Highness, Prince Jonathan, Hereditary Prince of North America.
  3. NACFlag.png Her Imperial and Royal Highness, Princess Amanda, Hereditary Princess of North America.

2020[edit | edit source]

  1. Mauricia.png His Serene Highness, Prince John of Noronha.
  2. Ebenthal (test 3).png His Majesty, Arthur II, King of Ebenthal.
  3. Flag of Vila Alicia.jpg His Imperial Majesty, Leonardo, Emperor of Villa Alicia.

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