Category:Royal and Military Order of Saint Hermenegild
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English: The Royal and Military Order of Saint Hermenegild (Spanish: Real y Militar Orden de San Hermenegildo) is both a general military honor and a legion created by Ferdinand VII of Spain on 28 November, 1814. The Royal and Military Order of Saint Hermenegild is a military distinction of the Spanish Cavalry created by Ferdinand VII of Spain at the conclusion of the Spanish War of Independence in 1814. The purpose of the Order was to serve as maximum decoration those soldiers who exceeded their military obligations and fought on, surpassing their suffering in battle, and who thus would serve as examples of bravery to His Spanish Majesty's armies. Given the desire of the King to create a distinction of extraordinary rank, comparable to others traditional decorations, it was decided to put the Order under the Patronage of Saint Hermenegild, who was the Visigoth King of Seville who was martyred in defence of the Christian faith in the sixth century and who is the patron saint of the Spanish Armed Forces. Its first promulgation was published in 1815, being renewed later in 1860, 1879, 1951, 1994 and its most recent modernization in 2000.
Español: La Real y Militar Orden de San Hermenegildo es una distinción militar y una orden de caballería española creada por el rey Fernando VII de España al terminar la Guerra de la Independencia en 1814. Su primer reglamento se publicó en 1815, siendo renovado después en 1860, 1879, 1951, 1994, y 2000, hasta su regulación moderna que es del año 2003.
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