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The Order of Saint George is an ancient and military order of knighthood, founded in Hungary in 1326 by King Charles 1 (Robert of Anjou), and honorably registered with the Pactio Secreta ( The International Council of Chivalric Orders) It is the
most ancient of those Chivalric Orders which were created as “Royal” institutions, independent of the church. Through its various branches in several European countries, The Order has a more or less continuous existence for over 680 years. The Grand Master of The Order of Saint George is His Excellency Major General v. J.D. Karaszy-Kulin,MVO, GStG, GCLJ, LLD (Hon), a patriot and hero of the Hungarian people, remembered for his courage during the 1956 uprising against the Communist regime.
Other Grand Masters have included Kings, Emperors, Heads of State and great national figures, including Pope Paul III. Originally a military and charitable Order, military service is no longer an absolute requirement, although much of the ceremonial and pageantry of The Order continues to imbibe a military flavour
The founding documents of The Order are preserved in the archives of the Hungarian National Museum.
The Order plays an important part in Hungarian State traditions and since the year 1989, an annual investiture ceremony is held each April in Hungary. The Insignia of The Order of Saint George incorporates the Crown of St. Stephen, surmounting a cross centered with a depiction of St. George. The Crown is the highest legal symbol of Governmental authority used in modern day Hungary.