Order of Polonia Restituta

The Order of Polonia Restituta (Polish: Order Odrodzenia Polski, English: Order of the Rebirth of Poland) is a Polish state order established 4 February 1921. It is conferred on both military and civilians as well as on foreigners for outstanding achievements in the fields of education, science, sport, culture, art, economics, national defense, social work, civil service, or for furthering good relations between countries.

Order of Polonia Restituta
Polish: Order Odrodzenia Polski
Commander's Cross of Polonia Restituta
TypeFive classes
Awarded forExtraordinary and distinguished service
Country Poland
Presented bythe President of Poland
StatusCurrently awarded[1]
Established4 February 1921
Ribbon bar of the Grand Cross
Next (higher)Order Virtuti Militari
Order of the White Eagle
Next (lower)Order of the Military Cross

The Order of Polonia Restituta is sometimes regarded as Poland's successor to the Order of the Knights of Saint Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr, known as the Order of Saint Stanislaus, established in 1765 by Stanisław August Poniatowski, the last King of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, to honor supporters of the Polish crown.