Order of the White Elephant


Knight Commander (Second Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant - "ทวีติยาภรณ์ช้างเผือก"

The Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant(เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นที่เชิดชูยิ่งช้างเผือก) is the most awarded order of Thailand. It was established in 1861 by King Rama IV of the Kingdom of Siam.

The Order consists of eight classes:

  • Order of the White Elephant - Special Class (Thailand) ribbon.png Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class)
Thai: มหาปรมาภรณ์ช้างเผือก (má-hăa bpon maa pon cháang-pèuak)
Postnominals: ม.ป.ช.
  • Order of the White Elephant - 1st Class (Thailand) ribbon.png Knight Grand Cross (First Class)
Thai: ประถมาภรณ์ช้างเผือก (bprà-tà-măa-pon cháang-pèuak)
Postnominals: ป.ช.
  • Order of the White Elephant - 2nd Class (Thailand) ribbon.png Knight Commander (Second Class)
Thai: ทวีติยาภรณ์ช้างเผือก (tá-wee dtì yaa pon cháang-pèuak)
Postnominals: ท.ช.
  • Order of the White Elephant - 3rd Class (Thailand) ribbon.png Commander (Third Class)
Thai: ตริตาภรณ์ช้างเผือก (dtrì dtaa pon cháang-pèuak)
Postnominals: ต.ช.
  • Order of the White Elephant - 4th Class (Thailand) ribbon.png Companion (Fourth Class)
Thai: จัตุรถาภรณ์ช้างเผือก (jat-dtoo rá-tăa-pon cháang-pèuak)
Postnominals: จ.ช.
  • Order of the White Elephant - 5th Class (Thailand) ribbon.png Member (Fifth Class)
Thai: เบญจมาภรณ์ช้างเผือก (ben-jà maa pon cháang-pèuak)
Postnominals: บ.ช.
  • Order of the White Elephant - Medal (Thailand) ribbon.png Gold Medalist (Sixth Class)
Thai: เหรียญทองช้างเผือก (rĭan tong cháang-pèuak)
Postnominals: ร.ท.ช.
  • Order of the White Elephant - Medal (Thailand) ribbon.png Silver Medalist (Seventh Class)
Thai: เหรียญเงินช้างเผือก (rĭan ngern cháang-pèuak)
Postnominals: ร.ง.ช.

Selected recipients

References

  1. ^ "Capt. Samuel Robinson, Who Won Fame For Rescue Work in Jap Quake, Dies," New York Times. September 7, 1958.
  2. ^ "Arne Skaug" (in Norwegian). Stortinget.no. http://www.stortinget.no/no/Representanter-og-komiteer/Representantene/Representantfordeling/Representant/?perid=ARSU&tab=Biography. 
  3. ^ Windsor, Laura Lynn (2002). Women in medicine: an encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 204. ISBN 1576073920. http://books.google.com/books?id=QtZtkf35CF0C&lpg=PA204&pg=PA204#v=onepage&q=&f=false. 
  4. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Frederick William Verney". ThePeerage.com. http://www.thepeerage.com/p32029.htm#i320289. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Court Circular" (Court and Social). The Times (London). Saturday, 3 July 1880. Issue 29924, col G, p. 11.

Related categories

  • Category:Order of the White Elephant
  • Category:Knights Grand Cordon of the Order of the White Elephant
  • Category:Dames Grand Cordon of the Order of the White Elephant
  • Category:Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the White Elephant
  • Category:Knights Commander of the Order of the White Elephant
  • Category:Commanders of the Order of the White Elephant
  • Category:Companions of the Order of the White Elephant
  • Category:Members of the Order of the White Elephant

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