The Legion of Merit, created by our founder Ben Weider, is the highest honor of the International Napoleonic Society. This gold medal is awarded to those who have made significant contributions to the field of Napoleonic history by exceptional works in teaching, publishing, organizing Napoleonic conferences or organizations, creating and/or maintaining major museum exhibitions or other extraordinary contributions that help to perpetuate the positive memory of Napoleon.

Most medals are given on the recommendation of an international committee of top Napoleonic scholars, while a few are awarded directly by the INS President.

These people represent the very best in their respective fields, and come from countries all over the world. It is with great pleasure and pride that we publish their names here.

 

NAME

COUNTRY

FLAG

DATE

1.

Donald D. Horward, Ph.D. *

USA

March 1996

2.

Dr. David G. Chandler, D.Litt, FR.HistS *

United Kingdom

March 1996

3.

J. David Markham, MA, MEd. *

USA

March 1996

4.

Vladlen Sirotkin, Ph.D.

Russia

March 1996

5.

Oleg Sokolov

Russia

March 1996

6.

Proctor Jones JD, DFA

USA

March 1996

7.

Gregory Troubetzkoy

USA

March 1996

8.

Col. Émile Gueguen *

USA

April 1996

9.

Gilles Proulx

Canada

April 1996

10.

The Most Honorable the Marquess of Anglesey, FR.Hist.S, FSA, D.Litt

United Kingdom

April 1996

11.

Horia Salc

Romania

April 1996

12.

Florin Constantiniu

Romania

April 1996

13.

Christian Popisteanu, Ph.D.

Romania

April 1996

14.

Valery Ryabinksy

Russia

March 1997

15.

Harold T. Parker, Ph.D.

USA

February 1997

16.

John G. Gallaher, Ph.D.

USA

February 1997

17.

Robert Holtman, Ph.D.

USA

February 1997

18.

Mordechai Gichon, Ph.D, FSA

Israel

March 1997

19.

John H. Fournier, MD, FACS

USA

March 1997

20.

Viktor Tochilkin

Russia

March 1997

21.

József Zachar,Ph.D, D.Sc

Hungary

April 1997

22.

S. Vittorio Scotti-Douglas Da Fombio, PhD

Italy

June 1997

23.

André Castelot

France

July 1997

24.

Fernand Beaucour, LLD, Ph.D.

France

September 1997

25.

Max Gallo

France

September 1997

26.

Robert James Elmer

Australia

September 1997

27.

Alisa Kachalova

Russia

October 1997

28.

Le Prince Charles Napoléon

France

October 1997

29.

Le Prince Joachim Murat

France

October 1997

30.

General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley, GBE, KCB, DSO,MC, M.Litt

United Kingdom

February 1998

31.

James Opie

United Kingdom

February 1998

32.

Lionel Leventhal

United Kingdom

February 1998

33.

Derek Mellard

United Kingdom

February 1998

34.

Jeanne A. Ojala, Ph.D.

USA

March 1998

35.

Samuel F. Scott, Ph.D.

USA

March 1998

36.

Col. (Ret.) John N. Hughes-Wilson

United Kingdom

February 1998

37.

Alfons Libert

Belgium

February 1998

38.

Charlotte Nicolaï de Fraticelli

Monaco

May 1998

39.

John M.P. McErlean, Ph.D.

Canada

October 1998

40.

Editure Mirton

Romania

December 1998

41.

Nicolae Parfenie

Romania

December 1998

42.

L'honorable Premier Ministre Lucien Bouchard

Canada

August 1998

43.

Ronald J. Caldwell, PhD.

USA

February 1999

44.

June K. Burton, Ph.D.

USA

February 1999

45.

Gunther E. Rothenberg, Ph.D.

Australia

February 1999

46.

Dorothy Carrington, Ph.D.

France

February 1999

47.

Jean Defranceschi, Ph.D. *

France

February 1999

48.

Liliane Stewart

Canada

May 1999

49.

Gérard Dupuis *

France

May 1999

50.

Vijay Kumar, MA *

India

January 2000

51.

William Henry Flayhart III, Ph.D.

USA

March 2000

52.

Milton Finley, Ph.D.

USA

March 2000

53.

Nathalie Gutina

Russia

March 2000

54.

Jean-Claude Damamme

France

May 2000

55.

Alexander Mikaberidze, Ph.D.

Georgia

August 2000

56.

Owen Connelly, Ph.D.

USA

October 2000

57.

Jean-Louis Tremblais

France

December 2000

58.

Prince Dimitrie G. Sturdza

Switzerland

April 2001

59.

Ovidiu Enculescu

Romania

April 2001

60.

David Hamilton-Williams

United Kingdom

May 2001

61.

Gordon Bond

USA

February 1997

62.

Vladlen Katchanov

Russia

November 2001

63.

Robert M. Epstein, Ph.D.

USA

January 2002

64.

John Severn, Ph.D.

USA

January 2002

65.

Isser Woloch

USA

January 2002

66.

René Casin  

France 

September 2003

67.

Rory Muir  

Australia 

March 2004

68.

Charles Esdaile, Ph.D.

United Kingdom  

March 2004  

69. David Gates
United Kingdom
March 2004
70. Gen. Michel Franceschi
France
April 2004
71. Yves Jeanpierre
France
September 2004
72. Michel Bissonnet
Canada
September 2004
73. Jacques P. Dupuis
Canada
September 2004
74. Jean Louis Debre
France
September 2004
75. Guy Canivet
France
September 2004
76. Bernard Landry
Canada
September 2004
77. François de Candé-Montholon
France
September 2004
78. Michel V. Leggiere
USA
February 2005
79. Susan P. Conner, Ph.D.
USA
February 2005
80. Alexander I. Grab, Ph.D.
USA
February 2005
81. Jean Marchioni
France
March 2005
82. Rafael Santonja
Spain
June 2005
83. Michael Kenneth Hugh Crumplin *
United Kingdom
August 2005
84. Alex Zotov *
Russia
September 2005
85. Paul Chamberlain
United Kingdom
September 2005
86. Dominique Jamet
France
September 2005
87. Amit Swami *
India
December 2005
88 Mathieu Ceccaldi
France
June 2006
90 Monique Berlioux France
July 2006
91 Eduardo Garzon-Sobrado Mexico
November 2006
92 Choisamba Choijiljav * Mongolia
July 2007
93 Kyle O. Eidahl, Ph.D. USA
February 2008
94 John H. Gill, Ph.D. USA
February 2008
95 Frederick C. Schneid, Ph.D. USA
February 2008
96 Nadey Hakim, KCJSJ, MD, PhD, FRCS, FACS,FICS United Kingdom
February 2008
97 Cameron Reilly Australia
July 2008
98 Mayor Simon Renucci France
July 2008
99 Marc Spinosi France
July 2008
100 Anthony J. Geroulis USA
August 2008
101 Dr. Philippe Lamarque France
August 2008
102 Pascal Kintz France
August 2008
103 Ben Weider * Canada
June 2009
104 Merab Kalandadze Georgia
June 2009
105 Rafe Blaufarb USA February 2010
106 Pavlos Yeroulanos Greece
Septembre 2010
107 Pascal Cazottes * France
December 2010
108 John Tarttelin United Kingdom
December 2010
109 Edna Mueller Canada
February 2011
110 Peter Hicks United Kingdom
February 2011
111 Xavier Riaud France January 2013
112 Prince Victor Masséna France February 2015
113 Jackson Sigler USA
February 2015