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Order of Liberty

Order of Liberty
Ordem da Liberdade
Star of The Order of Liberty
Awarded by Portuguese Republic
Type Order
Eligibility Portuguese and foreign citizens; military or civilian
Awarded for Distinguished and important services rendered to the cause of democracy and freedom.[1]
Status Currently constituted
Sovereign President Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Grand Collar
Grand Cross
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Knight
Established 1976
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of Prince Henry
Next (lower) Order of Merit
Ribbon bar of the Order of Liberty
Chain of the Order of Liberty

The Order of Liberty, or Freedom, (Portuguese: Ordem da Liberdade) is a Portuguese honorific civil order that distinguishes relevant services to the cause of democracy and freedom, in the defense of the values of civilization and human dignity. The order was created in 1976, after the Carnation Revolution of 1974 in which the quasi-fascist authoritarian Estado Novo regime of António de Oliveira Salazar and Marcello Caetano was deposed . The Grand Collar can also be given by the President of Portugal to former Heads of State and others whose deeds are of an extraordinary nature and particular relevance to Portugal, to making them worthy of such distinction.[2]

Contents

  • Grades 1
  • List of the Grand Collar of Liberty 2
  • Knight of the Order of Liberty 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Grades

The order includes five classes; in decreasing order of seniority, these are:

  • Grand Collar (Grande Colar - GColL)
  • Grand Cross (Grã-Cruz - GCL)
  • Grand Officer (Grande-Oficial - GOL)
  • Commander (Comendador - ComL)
  • Officer (Oficial - OL)
  • Knight / Dame (Cavaleiro / Dama - CavL / DamL)

Like the other Portuguese orders, the title of Honorary Member (Membro Honorário—MHL) can be awarded to institutions and locals.

List of the Grand Collar of Liberty

Knight of the Order of Liberty

  • Bruno Neto, Humanist, Philanthropist (2015) Presidency Website

See also

References

  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. 

External links

  • List of the Grand Collar of Freedom
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