Magyar Szent Istvan Rend (The Order of Saint Stephen)

+Digital Journal : Nobel Prize-winning author Imre Kertész and world-famous inventor Ernő Rubik have received Hungary’s highest state order, the Order of Saint Stephen.

The order was presented by State President János Áder at the Sándor Palace, on the country’s national day (August 20), also named for Saint Stephen.

The order was founded by Queen Maria Theresa in 1764...It was banned in 1946 by the Communist Party which replaced historic Hungarian Orders with various ersatz orders. It was re-instated in 2011...

The current rules state the the recipient must have achieved world renown and have improved the name of Hungary. ...
Honored by the generosity of the Hungarian people for this award.

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