Lietuviškai
Orders of the State of Lithuania:
Order of Vytautas the Great
Order of the Cross of Vytis (the Knight)
Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
Medals and Other Awards:
Medal of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
Medal of the Founding Volunteers of the Lithuanian Army
Independence Medal
Life Saving Cross
Medal of January 13
Medal of Darius and Girėnas

Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
1st Class Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
2nd Class Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
2nd Class Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
3rd Class Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
3rd Class Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
 
The Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas was re-instituted to honour the citizens of Lithuania for outstanding performance in civil and public offices. Foreign nationals may also be awarded this Order. The Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas was instituted in 1928. However, its Statute was amended in 1930. The first badges of the Order were struck after the design of Andrius Lopuchinas.

February 16 - the Day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania, is also a holiday in honour of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.

The first five persons awarded the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas after the restoration of the Independent State of Lithuania were poets Justinas Marcinkevicius and Bernardas Brazdzionis, priest Ricardas Mikutavicius, painter Vytautas Kazimieras Jonynas and scientist Jonas Kubilius. Justinas Marcinkevicius was conferred the Order marked No 1. Stasys Antanas Backis, a veteran of the Lithuanian diplomatic service, was the first to receive in 1996 the First Class Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.

During the first decade of independence the Order was awarded to 1 030 Lithuanian citizens and foreign nationals, of which 33 persons received the 1st Class Order, 117 - the 2nd Class, 226 persons - the 3rd Class, 295 - the 4th Class and 359 - the 5th Class. The recipients of the Order include the President of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch, renowned philanthropist George Soros and prominent musician Mstislav Rostripovich.

In 1994, the Vilnius Artworks' Association started to make the badges of the lower classes of the Order, but in later years they were produced at the Mint of Lithuania, which has been the single producer of the badges of the higher classes of the Order. Until 1996 the ribbon for the Order was made at the Lithuanian Textiles Institute, but since then it has been manufactured at the workshops of the Danish Company "Morch & Sons."
 

4th Class Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
4th Class Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
5th Class Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
5th Class Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
Reverse of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
Reverse of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

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