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Knights of the Garter (1349-1699)

The Most Noble Order of the Garter was founded by King Edward III of England in 1348 as "a society, fellowship and college of knights." It is now the oldest and highest order of chivalry in the British honours system.

Dates of installation/investiture, or, where that is unknown or not applicable, of appointment (app).

*Henry Stanley, 4th Earl of Derby (1574) See also: