Order of Liberty

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Order of Liberty
Ordem da Liberdade
Star of order of liberty of portugal.jpg
Star of The Order of Liberty
Awarded by Flag of Portugal.svg Portuguese Republic
Type Order
Eligibility Portuguese and foreign citizens; military or civilian
Awarded for Important services that help the cause of democracy and freedom.[1]
Status Currently constituted
Grand Master President of the Portuguese Republic
Chancellor Manuela Ferreira Leite
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Grand Collar
Grand Cross
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Member
Statistics
Established 1976
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of Prince Henry
Next (lower) Order of Camões
PRT Order of Liberty - Knight BAR.svg
Ribbon bar of the Order of Liberty
Chain of the Order of Liberty

The Order of Liberty (Portuguese: Ordem da Liberdade), is a Portuguese honorific civil order that is given to people who helped the cause of democracy and freedom. The order was made in 1976, after the Carnation Revolution in which the corporatist authoritarian Estado Novo regime ended. The Grand Collar can also be given by the President of Portugal to former Heads of State and people important to Portugal.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "HISTÓRIA DA ORDEM DA LIBERDADE - Página Oficial das Ordens Honoríficas Portuguesas" (in Portuguese). Ordens.presidencia.pt. Retrieved 2012-05-28.
  2. "ORDEM DA LIBERDADE - Página Oficial das Ordens Honoríficas Portuguesas" (in Portuguese). Ordens.presidencia.pt. Retrieved 2012-05-28.