Order of Ismail

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Royal Order of Ismail
Order of Ismail grand cross star (Egypt 1923-1946) - Tallinn Museum of Orders.jpg
Star of the Order
Awarded by
Coat of arms of Egypt (1922–1953).svg
Head of the Egyptian Royal Family
TypeDynastic order
Established14 April 1915
Royal houseMuhammad Ali
Religious affiliationIslam
RibbonDark Blue with two Red stripes on the edges
FounderSultan Hussein Kamel
SovereignKing Fuad II
Grand MasterPrince Muhammad Ali
GradesKnight Grand Cordon
Former gradesKnight Grand Officer
Knight Commander
Next (higher)Royal Order of Muhammad Ali
Next (lower)Royal Order of the Nile
Royal Order of the Virtues
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Ribbon bar of the order

The Order of the Ismail (Nishan al-Ismail) was an order of chivalry and state honour in the Kingdom of Egypt.[1]


It was established on 14 April 1915 by Sultan Hussein Kamel of Egypt to reward eminent services to the state.[2] The order was named after Isma'il Pasha and could be awarded to both Egyptian nationals and foreigners. It was awarded in four classes:

  1. Grand Cordon of the Order of Ismail (limited to thirty recipients)
  2. Grand Officer of the Order of Ismail (limited to seventy five recipients)
  3. Commander of the Order of Ismail (limited to one hundred and fifty recipients)
  4. Officer of the Order of Ismail (limited to three hundred recipients)

The Order became obsolete following the establishment of the Republic of Egypt in 1953.



  1. ^ Misr-el-Mahroussa, 'Decorations and Medals and the Regulations Concerning Them', Impressions of Egypt (November 2000)
  2. ^ "Kingdom of Egypt: The Order of Ismail". Medals of the World. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 6 January 2014.

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