Order of Rio Branco
BRA057 Ordem do Rio Blanco
- Order instituted by Decree 51410 of 14 February 1962.
- Order awarded to Brazilian citizens and foreigners who have distinguished served to Brazil in the filed of international diplomacy, through commendable actions of charity, and consultation.
- Order awarded in five grades: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight.
- José Paranhos, Baron of Rio Branco - was a Brazilian diplomat, geographer, historian, monarchist, politician and professor.