The Order of the Yugoslav
Obverse of the 3rd Class Badge
||King Aleksandar I instituted the Order on 5
April 1930, to commemorate the change of the official name of the Realm
from Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
King Aleksandar I was Regent of the Kingdom of Serbia since 1914, Regent
of the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes since 1918, and ascended
the Throne in 1921. During 1929 the political crisis and increasingly strong
separatist movements within the country forced the King to temporarily
suspend the Constitution and emphasize national unity, which eventually,
was responsible for the change of the name of the country to Yugoslavia
The Order was organized in five classes, and was awarded to Yugoslavian
citizens who forwarded national unity and cooperation, or for merit towards
the Crown, State and Nation in public service, as well as to the foreign
nationals for diplomatic merit. The Order of the Yugoslav Crown was senior
to Order of St. Sava.
The Order is conferred by the Crown.
The Order's insignia were manufactured by Arthus Bertrand of Paris (France)
and Huguenin Freres of Le Locle (Switzerland).
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