The Orders of Christ, Aviz and St. James
were awarded in its Brazilian design from September 7, 1822
on. This date marked its independence from Portugal. The
orders coexisted and originated in Portugal.
The order was awarded to citizens and
foreigners under Dom Pedro I and his son Dom Pedro II. until
1889, when Brazil became a republic.
Reverse of a Brazilian made knight cross of the Order of
© A. Schulze