Order of the Star of Ethiopia

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Order of the Star of Ethiopia
Ribband of the order
Award of Ethiopian Empire
Type Order
Religious affiliation Ethiopian Orthodox
Emperor of Ethiopia
Established 1884-1885
Badge of the order

The Order of the Star of Ethiopia was established as an order of knighthood of the Ethiopian Empire, founded by the Negus of Shoa and later emperor of Ethiopia Menelik II in 1884-1885. It is currently awarded as a house order by the Crown Council of Ethiopia.

The Order was established to honor foreign and domestic civilian and military officials and individuals for service to the country, and was considered the fifth ranking order of the Empire of Ethiopia alongside the Order of Menelik II.


First Class
  1. 60px Grand Cross (GCSE)
Second Class
  1. 60px Grand Officer (GOSE)
  2. 60px Commander (CSE)
Third Class
  1. 60px Officer (OSE)
  2. 60px Member (MSE)



  • Honneur & Gloire. Les trésors de la collection Spada, Paris: Musée national de la Légion d’honneur et des ordres de chevalerie, 2008, p. 354–355.
  • «Ethiopian Imperial Orders» i Guy Stair Sainty og Rafal Heydel-Mankoo: World Orders of Knighthood and Merit, andre bind, Buckingham: Burke's Peerage, 2006, p. 779–781.
  • Gregor Gatscher-Riedl: Die Orden des äthiopischen Kaiserreichs und der salomonidischen Dynastie. In: Zeitschrift der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Ordenskunde, Nr. 91, Wien, August 2013, p. 1-22.

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