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.
|Order of Liberty|
Ordem da Liberdade
|Star of The Order of Liberty|
|Awarded by Portuguese Republic|
|Eligibility||Portuguese and foreign citizens; military or civilian|
|Awarded for||Important services that help the cause of democracy and freedom.|
|Grand Master||President of the Portuguese Republic|
|Chancellor||Manuela Ferreira Leite|
|Grades (w/ post-nominals)||Grand Collar|
|Next (higher)||Order of Prince Henry|
|Next (lower)||Order of Camões|
|Ribbon bar of the Order of Liberty|
- "HISTÓRIA DA ORDEM DA LIBERDADE - Página Oficial das Ordens Honoríficas Portuguesas" (in Portuguese). Ordens.presidencia.pt. Retrieved 2012-05-28.
- "ORDEM DA LIBERDADE - Página Oficial das Ordens Honoríficas Portuguesas" (in Portuguese). Ordens.presidencia.pt. Retrieved 2012-05-28.