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JohnW
Posted: April 26, 2004 04:14 am
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All,

On an earlier thread, the first and second class recipients of the Mihai Vitaezul Order from WWII were listed. I was wondering if anyone would have a list of the recipients of the same classes, but from WWI? All help will be greatly appreciated. I am also curious if there were any recipients between the wars?

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Victor
Posted: April 26, 2004 10:51 am
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Romanians:
1. Lt. gen. Constantin Prezan, Chief of the General Staff, Mihai Viteazul Order 2nd class by Royal Decree 759/21 July 1917
2. Lt. gen. Alexandru Averescu, CO 2nd Army, Mihai Viteazul Order 2nd class by Royal Decree 759/21 July 1917
3. Maj. gen. Eremia Grigorescu, CO 1st Army, Mihai Viteazul Order 2nd class by Royal Decree 227/12 February 1918
4. Maj. gen. Gheorghe Mardarescu, CO of the troops in Transylvania during the 1919 campaign, Mihai Viteazul Order 2nd class by Royal Decree 17/2 January 1920
5. Lt. gen. Constantin Prezan, Chief of the General Staff, Mihai Viteazul Order 1st class by Royal Decree 372/5 February 1920
6. Lt. gen. Alexandru Averescu, Mihai Viteazul Order 1st class decorated proprio motto on 15 December 1921 and confirmed by Royal Decree 3505/27 October 1931

King Ferdinand I also had the all the classes of the order, being its head.

Foreigners:
1. General Dimitri Grigorevich Scerbachev, CO of Russian forces on the Romanian front, Mihai Viteazul Order 2nd class by Royal Decree 759/21 July 1917
2. Marshal Joseph Cesaire Joffre, Mihai Viteazul Order 2nd class by Royal Decree 1099/22 September 1917
3. General Henri Philippe Petain, Mihai Viteazul Order 2nd class by Royal Decree 1099/22 September 1917
4. General Ferdinand Foch, Mihai Viteazul Order 2nd class by Royal Decree 1099/22 September 1917
5. General Robert George Nivelle, Mihai Viteazul Order 2nd class by Royal Decree 1099/22 September 1917
6. Marshal Joseph Cesaire Joffre, Mihai Viteazul Order 1st class by Royal Decree 1109/26 September 1917
7. General Henri Mathias Berthelot, CO of the French Military Mission, Mihai Viteazul Order 2nd class by Royal Decree 612/12 March 1918
8. General Amedeo II of Savoy, Duke d'Aosta, Mihai Viteazul Order 1st class by Royal Decree 671/26 February 1919
9. General Armando Diaz, Mihai Viteazul Order 1st class by Royal Decree 671/26 February 1919
10. General Pershing, Mihai Viteazul Order 1st class by Royal Decree 343/30 January 1920
11. Fieldmarshal Sir Douglas Haig, Mihai Viteazul Order 1st class by Royal Decree 371/5 February 1920
12. Fieldmarshal Lord Allenby, Mihai Viteazul Order 1st class by Royal Decree 817/28 February 1920
13. Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, Mihai Viteazul Order 1st class by Royal Decree 2597/14 June 1920
14. Marshal Ferdinand Foch, Mihai Viteazul Order 1st class by Royal Decree 2597/14 June 1920
15. General Pietro Badoglio, Mihai Viteazul Order 2nd class by Royal Decree 2272/28 May 1921
16. Marshal Earl Haig of Bemersyde, Mihai Viteazul Order 1st class by Royal Decree 5837/8 December 1923
17. Admiral Beatty, Mihai Viteazul Order all 3 classes by Royal Decree 3260/25 September 1924
18. Marshal Pietro Badoglio, Mihai Viteazul Order 1st class by Royal Decree 3593 bis/4 November 1926
19. Marshal Franchet D'Esperay, Mihai Viteazul Order 1st class by Royal Decree 2395/4 October 1928
20. Maj. general Henri Mathias Berthelot, Mihai Viteazul Order 1st class by Royal Decree 3490/18 October 1929
21. Marshal Gugliemo Pecori Giraldi, Mihai Viteazul Order 3rd and 2nd classes by Royal Decree 1555/7 May 1931
22. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, Mihai Viteazul Order 3rd and 2nd classes class decorated in 1919 and confirmed by Royal Decree 3505/27 October 1931
23. Duke De Puille, Mihai Viteazul Order 3rd and 2nd classes class decorated in 1919 and confirmed by Royal Decree 3505/27 October 1931
24. General Cadrona, Mihai Viteazul Order 3rd and 2nd classes class decorated in 1919 and confirmed by Royal Decree 3505/27 October 1931
25. Captain aviator Ercole, Mihai Viteazul Order 3rd and 2nd classes class decorated proprio motto in 1919 and confirmed by Royal Decree 3505/27 October 1931
26. Captain Savtschiuk, 54th Infantry Regiment Minsk, Mihai Viteazul Order 3rd and 2nd classes class decorated proprio motto in 1917 on the front and confirmed by Royal Decree 3505/27 October 1931
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JohnW
Posted: April 26, 2004 08:35 pm
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Victor,

Thank you for the list and quick reply. I have another question, could someone be awarded the Mihai Viteazul Order without a royal decree? I ask since I have seen photos of King Alexander I of Serbia and Polish Marshal Pilsudski wearing what appear to be the 1st and 2nd class of the order. All help appreciated. Thanks again.

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Carol I
Posted: May 05, 2004 08:38 pm
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According to the Royal Army and Military History Museum in Brussels, King Albert I of Belgium (1909-1934) had all three classes of the Order of Michael the Brave.
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Posted: May 06, 2004 07:43 am
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No, it could not have been awarded without a Royal Decree. However, the author of the list might have missed several decrees in the Monitorul Oficial. It is not that difficult to do it, given the size of a monthly edition (thousands of pages).
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Carol I
Posted: May 06, 2004 07:55 am
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...the author of the list might have missed several decrees in the Monitorul Oficial.


Should we therefore add King Alexander I of Serbia, King Albert I of Belgium and Marshal J. Pilsudski of Poland to the list of pre-WWII recipients of the Order of Michael the Brave?
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Posted: May 06, 2004 02:50 pm
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If you say you have a source which indicates it, do it, but mention the source (other than MO).
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Carol I
Posted: May 06, 2004 03:29 pm
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As I said in my original quote, the Royal Army and Military History Museum in Brussels gives the list (with images) of the orders of King Albert I of Belgium. Among them there is the insignia of all three classes of the Order of Michael the Brave.

It would also be interesting if JohnW could post here the photos of King Alexander I of Serbia and Marshal J. Pilsudski of Poland wearing the insignia of this Romanian order.
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Posted: May 09, 2004 05:54 pm
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All,

Here are the links to photos of Marshal Pilsudski and King Alexander I of Serbia wearing the Order of Mihai Viteazul.


Pilsudski: http://www.geocities.com/hallersarmy/pilsudski.html

Alexander I: http://pro.corbis.com/search/searchFrame.asp 1st photo

Sorry for the way the links are. Having a hard time figuring out how to include links.

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Carol I
Posted: May 09, 2004 06:44 pm
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Thanks for the images JohnW.

Your link for Alexander I of Serbia does not work properly. However, I searched Corbis again for "Alexander I" and I found it.

(IMG:http://pro.corbis.com/images/VV5273.jpg?size=67&uid={b6f9f0cf-ff2a-47c4-84be-cc0f8472cf68})
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Carol I
Posted: June 01, 2004 08:08 pm
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King George V of the United Kingdom (1910-1936) might also have received the first class of the Order of Michael the Brave.

Corbis has this photo of King Ferdinand and King George V taken during the May 1924 visit of the Romanian king to London.

(IMG:http://pro.corbis.com/images/HU042929.jpg?size=67&uid={ed11bd63-fdda-4a4e-b162-e77a6fd265df})

King George V seems to be wearing the two topmost Romanian orders: the Order of Carol I and the Order of Michael the Brave.
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Posted: June 27, 2004 05:51 pm
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Question.

Why aren't the Michael the Brave holders listed in the awards section? I think the 1st and 2nd class recipients should be listed at least.

WW1 and WW2...
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Posted: July 09, 2004 12:44 am
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Would somecollectors post there MV2 on this site. Would go nicely with this thread. I don't think I have seen more than one picture of a Romanian wearing the MV2 and only Antonescu wearing a MV1. Are there pictures of men wearing these orders in the 1st and second class?

I am not counting Royalty but I guess those picutres are also nice to see.
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Posted: July 09, 2004 10:15 pm
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Posted: July 09, 2004 10:40 pm
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