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Order of the White Elephant

The Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
Knight Commander (Second Class) of the Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant
Awarded by

the King of Thailand
Eligibility Military and Civilian Order
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Established 1869
First induction 1869
Next (higher) Order of Rama
Next (lower) Order of the Crown of Thailand
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Knight Grand Cordon

The Most Exalted Order of the White Elephant (Thai: เครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์อันเป็นที่เชิดชูยิ่งช้างเผือก; RTGS: Khrueang Ratcha Itsariyaphon An Pen Thi Choet Chu Ying Chang Phueak) is the most awarded order of Thailand. It was established in 1861 by King Rama IV of the Kingdom of Siam.


The Order consists of eight classes:
Ribbon Class Name Postnominals ชื่อเดิม[1] Date Hornor Class[2]
Knight Grand Cordon (Special Class) มหาปรมาภรณ์ช้างเผือก
(Maha Paramaphon Chang Phueak)
ม.ป.ช. - 16 November 1909 8
Knight Grand Cross (First Class) ประถมาภรณ์ช้างเผือก
(Prathamaphon Chang Phueak)
ป.ช. มหาวราภรณ์ 1869 10
Knight Commander (Second Class) ทวีติยาภรณ์ช้างเผือก
(Thawititaphon Chang Phueak)
ท.ช. จุลวราภรณ์ 1869 15
Commander (Third Class) ตริตาภรณ์ช้างเผือก
(Tritaphon Chang Phueak)
ต.ช. นิภาภรณ์ 1869 23
Companion (Fourth Class) จัตุรถาภรณ์ช้างเผือก
(Chatturathaphon Chang Phueak)
จ.ช. ภูษนาภรณ์ 1869 28
Member (Fifth Class) เบญจมาภรณ์ช้างเผือก
(Benchamaphon Chang Phueak)
บ.ช. ทิพยาภรณ์ 1873 33
Gold Medalist (Sixth Class) เหรียญทองช้างเผือก
(Rian Thong Chang Phueak)
ร.ท.ช. - 20 July 1902 -
Silver Medalist (Seventh Class) เหรียญเงินช้างเผือก
(Rian Ngoen Chang Phueak)
ร.ง.ช. - 20 July 1902 -

Selected recipients

See also



  1. ^ ราชกิจจานุเบกษา, พระราชบัญญัติเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์ช้างเผือก รัตนโกสินทร์ ศก๑๒๘, เล่ม ๒๖, ตอน ๐ ก, ๒๘ พฤศจิกายน พ.ศ. ๒๔๕๒, หน้า ๗๐
  2. ^ ราชกิจจานุเบกษา, ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง ลำดับเกียรติเครื่องราชอิสริยาภรณ์ไทย, เล่ม ๑๑๐, ตอน ๒๙ง ฉบับพิเศษ, ๑๒ มีนาคม พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๖, หน้า ๑
  3. ^ "Capt. Samuel Robinson, Who Won Fame For Rescue Work in Jap Quake, Dies," New York Times. September 7, 1958.
  4. ^ "Arne Skaug" (in Norwegian).  
  5. ^ Windsor, Laura Lynn (2002). Women in medicine: an encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. p. 204.  
  6. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Frederick William Verney". Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Court Circular" (Court and Social). The Times (London). Saturday, 3 July 1880. (29924), col G, p. 11.

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