Royal Order of Holland 1807, Knight Grand Cross
(Koninklijke Orde van Holland, Ridder Grootkruis)
Instituted 1807
Amount issued 38
Value category Ultra Rare

In 1806 Lodewijk Napoleon was appointed King of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by his brother Napoleon Bonaparte. One of his first actions was to institute two orders: The Grand Order of the Union and the Order of Merit. The Grand Order of the Union should hold 30 Knights Grand Cross. The Order of Merit should hold 50 Commanders and 300 Knights. On 1 January 1807 294 Knights were appointed. Bonaparte was very displeased by the actions of his brother and both orders were abolished on 14 of February 1807 and replaced by The Royal Order of Holland. Only very few medals were actually struck and issued.