Order of Rio Branco

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The Order of Rio Branco (Ordem de Rio Branco) is an honorific order of Brazil instituted by decree 51.697 of February 5, 1963. It is named in honor of the Brazilian diplomat José Paranhos, Baron of Rio Branco. The President of Brazil serves as the Grand Master of the Order while the Minister of Foreign Affairs is the order's Chancellor.


The order is composed of six ranks of merit :

  • Grand Cross (unlimited)
  • Grand Officer (60 members)
  • Commander (50 members)
  • Officer (40 members)
  • Knight (30 members)
  • Medal (unlimited)


The ribbon of the medal is blue with white borders.

Ribbon bars
BRA Medalha do Merito de Rio Branco BAR.svg
BRA Ordem de Rio Branco Cavaleiro BAR.svg
BRA Ordem de Rio Branco Oficial BAR.svg
BRA Ordem de Rio Branco Comendador BAR.svg
BRA Ordem de Rio Branco Grande Oficial BAR.svg
Grand Officer
BRA Ordem de Rio Branco Gra-Cruz BAR.svg
Grand Cross

Notable recipients

Grand Crosses :

Commanders :

- Général G Forray (France)



  1. ^ a b State visit of Lula da Silva in 2007, ANP Photo of Victoria, Carl Philip & Madeleine
  2. ^ a b Diário Oficial da União - DECRETO DE 5 DE SETEMBRO DE 2007
  3. ^ State visit of Lula da Silva in 2007, ANP Photo, Madeleine wearing the order
  4. ^ https://www.jusbrasil.com.br/diarios/1282642/pg-105-secao-1-diario-oficial-da-uniao-dou-de-01-07-1999 Diário Oficial da União (DOU) de 1 de Julho de 1999

External links

  • Decree nº51.697, de 5 february 1963
  • Ministério das Relações Exteriore - Ordem de Rio Branco
  • Ministério das Relações Exteriore - Regulamento da Ordem de Rio Branco
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