RECENTLY EXTINCT ORDERS
1. Mecklenburg (Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz)
House of Mecklenburg (Lutheran)
Founded: Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and the Grand Duke Friedrich Wilhelm of Mecklenburg-Strelitz 12 May 1864.
Ribbon: Light blue with inner yellow and outer red side stripes.
- Mecklenburg-Schwerin: Friedrich Franz, Hereditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Friedrich Franz V, Titular Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin) (1910-2001) (the male line is now extinct).
- Mecklenburg-Strelitz: Georg Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg (Georg Borwin, Titular Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz) (b. 1956).
2. Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt and Sondershausen (Lutheran)
House of Schwarzburg
Cross of Honour of Schwarzburg
Founded: Prince Friedrich GŁnther 20 May 1853 for the principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, and changed to a Cross of Honour for both principalities by a convention made with Prince GŁnther Friedrich Karl of Schwarzburg-Sondershausen 28 June 1857.
Ribbon: Yellow with three light blue stripes.
Grand Master: became extinct 1971.