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* The main part of this Order of Precedence list has been compiled from a list published in "Distinctions Honorifiques de la Belgique" by André Borné. Medals marked with an asterisk have been added by myself and their place in the Order of Precedence is my own estimate of their ranking.
© Hendrik Meersschaert, 2017
AN ORDER OF PRECEDENCE OF BELGIAN ORDERS, DECORATIONS AND MEDALS
Grand Cordon of the Order of Leopold
Grand Cross of the Order of the African Star
Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Lion
Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown
Grand Cross of the Order of Leopold II

Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold
Grand Officer of the Order of the African Star
Grand Officer of the Royal Order of the Lion
Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown
Grand Officer of the Order of Leopold II

Commander of the Order of Leopold
Commander of the Order of the African Star
Commander of the Royal Order of the Lion
Commander of the Order of the Crown
Commander of the Order of Leopold II


Officer of the Order of Leopold
Officer of the Order of the African Star
Officer of the Royal Order of the Lion
Officer of the Order of the Crown
Officer of the Order of Leopold II

Knight of the Order of Leopold
Knight of the Order of the African Star
Knight of the Royal Order of the Lion
Knight of the Order of the Crown
Knight of the Order of Leopold II

Gold Palms of the Order of the Crown
Silver Palms of the Order of the Crown
Gold Medal of the Order of the African Star
Gold Medal of the Royal Order of the Lion
Gold Medal of the Order of the Crown
Gold Medal of the Order of Leopold II

Silver Medal of the Order of the African Star
Silver Medal of the Royal Order of the Lion
Silver Medal of the Order of the Crown
Silver Medal of the Order of Leopold II

Bronze Medal of the Order of the African Star
Bronze Medal of the Royal Order of the Lion
Bronze Medal of the Order of the Crown
Bronze Medal of the Order of Leopold II

Order of the Star of Honour (1831) *
Military Decoration, Article 4 (1873)
Iron Cross/Iron Medal (1833) *
War Cross 1914-1918 (1915)
War Cross 1940-1945 (1941)
War Cross 1954 (1954) - not awarded so far
Commemorative Cross of the 1830 Volunteers (1878) *
Armed Resistance Medal (1946)
Yser Medal or Cross (1918/1934)
Fire Cross (1932)
Cross of the Political Prisoner of War 1940-1945 (1947)
Maritime Decoration of the War, 1914-1918 (1915)
Maritime Medal 1940-1945 (1941)
Civil Decoration 1914-1918 (1914)
Civil Decoration 1940-1945 (1945)
Escaper's Cross (1944)
Medal of King Albert 1914-1918 (1919)
Medal of Queen Elisabeth 1914-1918 (1916)
Medal of Belgian Gratitude (1945)
Medal of the Combatant Volunteer 1914-1918 (1930)
Volunteer Medal 1940-1945 (1946)
Medal of the War Volunteer (1952)
Medal of the Combatant War Volunteer (1952)
Victory Medal 1914-1918 (1919)
Commemorative Medal of the War, 1914-1918 (1919)
Commemorative Medal of the War, 1940-1945 (1946)
Commemorative Medal for Foreign Theatres of Operations (1951)
Prisoner of War Medal, 1940-1945 (1947)
Commemorative Medal of the African Campaign (1917)
Commemorative Medal of the Abyssinian Campaign (1947)
Medal of the Arab Campaign (1895) *
African War Medal 1940-1945 (1947)
Medal of the Political Prisoner 1914-1918 (1930)
Deportees Cross (1922)
Medal for the Jewish Deportees of WW2 *
Civil Resistance Medal 1940-1945 (1951)
Medal for Resistance against Nazism in the Annexed Territories (1985) *
Defaulter's Medal (1951)
Medal of the Military Fighter of the War 1940-1945 (1967)
Colonial Commemorative Medal 1914-1918 (1935)
Medal of the Colonial War Effort 1940-1945 (1947)
Medal of the Recruitment Centres (1990) *
Commemorative Cross of King Albert's Royal Household (1934)
Commemorative Medal of the Royal Visit to Brazil (1920) *
Medal of the Civil Guard (1830) *
Commemorative Medal 1870-1871 (1911) *
Service Star (1889)
Commemorative Medal of Congo (1929)
Commemorative Medal of the National Committee (1919)
Medal for National Restoration (1928)
Military Cross (1885)
Military Decoration for Long Service (1873)
Honour Cross for Service Abroad *
Commemorative Medal for Armed Humanitarian Operations (1987) *
Commemorative Medal for Foreign Operations (1993) *
Medal for Services Rendered (1988) *
Medal for Act of Courage, Dedication and Humanity (1831) *
Medal for Reward for Dedication during Mining Incidents (1840) *
Civil Decoration for Bravery (1867)
Carnegie Hero Fund Decoration (1911)
Cholera Medal (1833) *
Epidemics Medal (1846) *
Civil Decoration for Long Service (1867)
Prison Medals (1857) *
Honorary Insignia of Work (1929) *
Labour Decoration (1863)
Special Decoration (1889 - 1908)
Various Natives' Decorations and Medals *
Medal for Physical Education and Sports (1935) *
Medal of Sport Merit (1939)
Royal Household Decorations (1889)
Commemorative Decoration for the 25th Anniversary of the Reign of Leopold I (1856) *
Commemorative Medal of the Reign of Leopold II (1905)
Commemorative Medal of the Reign of Albert I (1962)
Commemorative Medal of the 100th Anniversary of National Independence (1930)
Liège Medal 1914 (1920)
Commemorative Decoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Belgian Railroads (1884) *
Commemorative Decoration of the 50th Anniversary of Telegraphy (1896) *
Commemorative Decoration of the 75th Anniversary of Telegraphy (1921)
Commemorative Decoration of the 100th Anniversary of Telegraphy (1946)
Commemorative Decoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Ostend-Dover Line (1946)
Commemorative Decoration of the 75th Anniversary of Postal Services (1924)
Commemorative Decoration of the 100th Anniversary of Postal Services (1949)
Commemorative Medal of the VIIth Olympics (1921)
Commemorative Decoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Donation Fund (1953)
Medal for Family Merit (1956)
Medal for the 50th Anniversary of Belgian Congo (1958)
Medal for Agricultural and Artisanal Merit (1958)
Medal for the Veterinary School and Rural Economy (1833) *
Medal of Military Merit (1988) *