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Star and Cross of the Grand Commander
of the Order of Christ

Grand Commander of the Order of Christ
Conferred upon Sir Robert Baden-Powell in 1920

A successor in the Kingdom of Portugal of the Order of the Knights Templar, the Military Order of Christ has its origins in the medieval "Order of the Knights of Our Lord Jesus Christ" which was created on 14th March 1319 by Pope John XXII’s Bull, "Ad ea ex quibus". For the history of the Order, see "The Military Order of Christ."

Sir Robert Baden-Powell
Lord Baden-Powell of Gilwell
Honors and Decorations
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