Category:Military Order of Maria Theresa

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English: The Military Order of Maria Theresa (Militär-Maria-Theresien-Orden in German) was an Order (decoration) of the Austro-Hungarian Empire founded on June 18 1757, the day of the Battle of Kolín, by the Empress Maria Theresa to reward especially meritorious and valorous acts by commissioned officer, including and especially the corageous act of defeating an enemy, and thus, "serving" his monarch. It was specifically given for "successful military acts of essential impact to a campaign that were undertaken on [the officer's] own initiative, and might have been omitted by an honorable officer without reproach." This gave rise to a popular myth that it was awarded for (successfully) acting against an explicit order.
Military Order of Maria Theresa 
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order of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
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Instance oforder,
military decoration
Named after
Has part
  • Knight of the Military Order of Maria Theresa
  • Commander of the Military Order of Maria Theresa
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Military Order of Maria Theresa
  • 1757
Authority control
VIAF ID: 127629568
GND ID: 1243389-5
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