Order of Liberty, Grand Officer


SKU: 01.PRT.0106.106.01.000

  • Grand Officer Obverse

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  • Country
  • Makers
    Sociedade Internacional de Condecoracoes
  • Composition
    Silver gilt/Enamelled
  • Size
  • Version Remarks
    The image does not correspond to the version.
  • Image Licensing
    The Grand Officer badge image is attributed to Národní Museum, Praha and is used in the public domain. The images was cropped. See the following page for more information: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Order_of_liberty_of_portugal.jpg


The Order of Liberty (Ordem da Liberdade) was created on October 4, 1976 following the Carnation Revolution in an effort to recognize the values and sacrifices of the revolutionaries. The Carnation Revolution of 1974 deposed the corporatist authoritarian Estado Novo regime of António de Oliveira Salazar and Marcello Caetano.

With six grades: Grand Collar, Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer, and Knight/Dame, the Order is a honorific civil order conferred upon national and foreign individuals, or institutions, in recognition of distinguished contributions to human rights and social justice as well as the promotion of democracy and freedom.

The Grand Collar can also be granted by the President of Portugal to former Heads of State and others whose deeds are of an extraordinary nature and particular relevance to Portugal.

The Grand Officer is worn by men on a neck ribbon and by women on a bow. It is identical to the Commander.


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