The New International Encyclopædia/White Falcon, Order of the

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WHITE FALCON, Order of the. A grand-ducal order of Weimar, founded by Duke Ernest Augustus in 1732, and renewed in 1815 by Charles Augustus. In its present form it has four classes and a silver cross, added in 1878. The decoration, a green star of eight points, with red stars between the arms, bears a white falcon, and the motto, Vigilando Ascendimus, on a blue ground.