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Charlemagne Prize Award

Charlemagne Prize

Awards Type : InterNational Award

Organized Country : Germany

First Award : 1950

The Charlemagne Prize , is one of the most prestigious European prizes. It has been awarded annually since 1950 by the German city of Aachen to people who contributed to the ideals upon which it has been founded. It commemorates Charlemagne, ruler of the Frankish Empire and founder of what became the Holy Roman Empire, who resided and is buried at Aachen. Traditionally the award is given to the recipient on Ascension Day in a ceremony in the town hall of Aachen.

Awarded for:

Distinguished service on behalf of European unification.

Award Organized By: Society for the Conferring of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen.