Order of the Southern Cross

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The National Order of the Southern Cross (Portuguese: Ordem Nacional do Cruzeiro do Sul) is a Brazilian order of chivalry founded by Emperor Pedro I on 1 December 1822. This order was created to honor the independence of Brazil and the coronation of Pedro I.[1]

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  1. White, William. Notes and queries, Volume 78. London: 1888, p. 173.