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Insigna of the Order of Rio Branco.

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
Medal Knight Officer Commander Grand Officer Grand Cross

Notable recipientsEdit


  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. ^ Diário Oficial da União (DOU) de 1 de Julho de 1999

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