Order of the Southern Cross

Brazilian order of chivalry

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]

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