Order of the Rose

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Imperial Order of the Rose
Imperial Order of the Rose (Grand Dignitary).svg
Imperial Order of the Rose, Grand Dignitary
Awarded by the Emperor of Brazil
Type Dynastic order
Royal house House of Orleans-Braganza
(Love and Fidelity)
Grades Knight Grand Cordon with Collar
Knight/Dame Grand Cordon
Knight/Dame Grand Officer
Knight/Dame Commander
Knight/Dame Officer
Next (higher) Imperial Order of Pedro I
Next (lower) Imperial Order of Christ
Imperial Order of the Rose (Brazil) - ribbon bar.png
Ribbon bar of the order
Imperial Order of the Rose

The Imperial Order of the Rose (Portuguese: Imperial Ordem da Rosa) is a Brazilian order of chivalry, instituted by Emperor Pedro I of Brazil on 17 October 1829 to commemorate his marriage to Amélie of Leuchtenberg.

On 22 March 1890, the order was cancelled as national order by the interim government of United States of Brazil.

The Order of the Rose as House Order[edit]

Since the deposition in 1889 of the last Brazilian monarch, Emperor Pedro II, the order continues as a house order being awarded by the Heads of the House of Orleans-Braganza, pretenders to the defunct throne of Brazil. The current Brazilian Imperial Family is split into two branches Petrópolis and Vassouras, and as a consequence the Grand Mastership of the Order is disputed between those two branches.

External links[edit]


  • Poliano, Luís Marques. Heráldica. Ed. GRD. Rio de Janeiro, 1986.
  • Poliano, Luís Marques. Ordens honoríficas do Brasil.
  • Brazil - The Imperial Order of the Rose [1]