Order of St. Sava
The Order of St. Sava was a decoration instituted by the order King
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 Milan I of Serbia
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 in 1883. The Order of Saint Sava
Saint Sava
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 originally was established to recognize civilian
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s for meritorious achievements in the arts and sciences. In 1914 a change was made permitting military personnel to receive the honor for military merit.

Other Orders of St. Sava

Since 1945 the highest award presented by the Serbian Orthodox Church
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 is called the Order of St. Sava. There is also a fraternal organization with a similar name, the Loyal Order of St. Sava, organized for social interactions among Serbian American
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 residents of Milwaukee
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, Wisconsin
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  • Nikola Tesla
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  • Auguste Lumière
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  • Novak Djokovic
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    ,1st class,given 28 April 2011
  • Dmitry Medvedev
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  • Anne Sullivan Macy
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  • Vlade Divac
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  • Dejan Bodiroga
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  • Milan Mavrak
  • Vlada Ilić
  • Vićentije Vića Radovanović, given 1925.
  • Stepa Stepanović
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  • Dragoljub Mihailović, 25 january 1928.[1]
  • Nicholas Roerich
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    , 1st class
  • Ernst fon Vajczeker, 1st class
  • Nikola Spasić, 3rd class
  • Milan Banjac
  • John Wimburn Laurie
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Order of St. Sava
Grand Cross - First Class Great Officer - Second Class Commander - Third Class Officer - Fourth Class Cavalier - Fifth Class

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