The original Order of St George was founded by King Károly Róbert of Hungary in 1326 as a royal and military order of chivalry. After the 1956 uprising in Budapest it was reformed in exile as a commemorative Christian confraternity, drawing its membership from across the Trinitarian Christian denominational spectrum: from evangelical to Roman Catholic; from Anglican to Eastern Orthodox.
In Hungary, the twentieth century foundation the Order of Vitéz was based upon the Order of St. George, but the Knightly Order Valiant of St George re-emerged in its own right after the fall of communism in 1989.In November 2006, a new United Kingdom Grand Priory was established, with the
aim of providing an enhanced programme of charitable and social events.
On January 14, 2013, the Georgia Commandery was founded to serve the
United States and Canada. By 2015 the Order had grown requiring the establishment of the Grand Commandry of North America. Currently the Order has members in almost every state in the USA and continues to grow throught the Americas.
Today's Knights and Dames of St George uphold the timeless virtues of chivalry and through their charitable trust provide a service to humanity by financially supporting good causes, particularly linked to supporting the Christians of Iraq and Egypt, and the welfare of NATO and Commonwealth armed forces personnel.