The Order of the Dannebrog is, according to Danish tradition, of miraculous origin, and was founded by Valdemar II.
Academies vied with each other in enrolling Leverrier among their members; the Royal Society awarded him the Copley medal; the king of Denmark sent him the order of the Dannebrog; he was named officer in the Legion of Honour, and preceptor to the comte de Paris; a chair of astronomy was created for his benefit at the Faculty of Sciences; he was appointed adjunct astronomer to the Bureau of Longitudes.
He was a Jubilee Doctor of Upsala, 1877, and received the Danish order of the Dannebrog in 1885.
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