Spain: Military Order of Santiago

Orden Miliar de Santiago

Ribbon: Red.

Instituted: 1170.
Suppressed: 1931.
Revived: 1980.

Awarded: Originally a brotherhood of religious knights formed to defend pilgrims travelling to and from the tomb of Saint James at Compostella, today candidates must be of legitimate noble birth and baptised Catholics, as a secularised order they are permitted to marry.

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