Order of the palmes academiques

DEFINITION

A French recognition for distinction, it was founded in 1808 by Napolean to honour university members, and later (1866) expanded to honor eminent French and foreign contributors to the education and culture of France. It is awarded in three grades ??? Chevalier, Officer and Commander. Sources: Consulate General of France in Toronto; and the Association of Members of the Order des Palmes Academiques. Courtesy of M.D. Silverbrooke

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