Order of the Liberator

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Order of the Liberator
Grand Cordon of the Order of of the Liberator Simon Bolivar (Venezuela) - Memorial JK - Brasilia - DSC00421.JPG
Grand Collar of the Order of the Liberator Simón Bolívar
Awarded by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Type Order
Status Awarded until 2010
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Grand Collar
Grand Cordon
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Knight
Established 14 September 1880
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Ribbon bar of the Order of the Liberator
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The Order of the Liberator was the highest distinction of Venezuela and was appointed for services to the country, outstanding merit and benefits made to the community. For Venezuelans the order ranks first from other orders, national and foreign. The President of Venezuela is the Chief of the Order and has the faculty of appointing. By right, he wears the Collar of the Order.

The order was created by Antonio Guzmán Blanco on September 14, 1880, and reformed in 1922 under the presidential term of Juan Vicente Gómez, the Order has as precedent the Medal of Distinction with the bust of the Liberator created on March 11, 1854 under the presidency of José Gregorio Monagas and before that, the Order of the Liberators created by Simón Bolívar in 1813.

In 2010, the National Assembly of Venezuela decided to derogate the distinction and replace it with the newly created Order of Liberators and Liberatresses of Venezuela.[1]

Grades[edit]

  • Collar
  • First Class (Grand Cordon)
  • Second Class (Grand Officer)
  • Third Class (Commander)
  • Fourth Class (Officer)
  • Fifth Class (Knight)

Recipients[edit]

Recipients of the Collar of the Order of the Liberator include:

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