Date Instituted

8 May 1940


No clear requirements.

Number Awarded



Holders of the Special Grade of the Order of Prince Pribina
  King Boris III (Bulgaria)
  King Carol (Romania)
  Crown Prince Michael (Romania)
  Joachim von Ribbentrop (Germany)


This was the highest Slovakian order.

The text on the reverse of the order reads "Saeculo nono instante fundavit" ("A generation is not founded instantly").

Awarded in these classes (with or without swords):
Special Grade
Grand Cross
Grand Officer

It was named after Prince Pribina, the first ruler of an indepentent Slovakia (9th century) who also founded the first Christian church in the western Slav lands.

Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - German World War 2 Medals & Political Awards: The Satellite States
David Littlejohn - Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, vol 3