Military Order of Christ
PRT000 Ordem Militar de Cristo
- Order was founded in 1318, with the protection of the Portuguese King Dinis I, who refused to pursue and trial the former knights as it occurred in all the other sovereign states under the Catholic Church influence.
- On 1 December 1918 order was restored. Order awarded to civilians and on military, Portuguese and foreigners, for outstanding services to the Republic, in parliament, in the government, in the diplomatic service, in the Courts of Justice, on public authorities or on the Civil Service.
- Order was awarded in five classes.
- Denis - King of Portugal and the Algarve.