The Prince Eugen Medal – awarded by King of Sweden

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Prince Eugene Medal
Prince Eugen Medal

The Prince Eugen Medal (Swedish: Prins Eugen-medaljen) is a medal awarded by the King of Sweden for “outstanding artistic achievement.”

The medal was established in 1945 by the then King of Sweden, Gustaf V, on the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of his brother, Prince Eugene, who was a well-known painter and art collector.

Photograph of Prince Eugen dating from 1938. Photo from the Bernadotte Library’s archive.

It is awarded every year on 5 November, the day of Eugene’s name. It is presented to the winners at the Royal Palace in Stockholm.

Sources

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, January 27). Prince Eugen Medal. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 22:42, February 16, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Prince_Eugen_Medal&oldid=1003181945

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