Order of Bernardo O'Higgins

The Order of Bernardo O'Higgins (Spanish: Orden de Bernardo O'Higgins) is an award issued by Chile. It is the highest civilian honor awarded to non-Chilean citizens. This award was established in 1965 and named after one of the founders of the Chilean state, general Bernardo O'Higgins, who was the leader of the struggle for independence of the Spanish colonies in the Americas from 1810 to 1826.

Order of Bernardo O'Higgins
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Awarded by the President of Chile
Country Chile
TypeState order
EligibilityForeign citizens
Awarded forAchievements in the field of arts, sciences, education, industry, trade, humanitarian and social cooperation
Established28 April 1956

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