Order of the Rose
|Imperial Order of the Rose|
|Imperial Order of the Rose, Grand Dignitary|
|Awarded by the Emperor of Brazil|
|Royal house||House of Orleans-Braganza|
|Motto|| AMOR E FIDELIDADE|
(Love and Fidelity)
|Status||Abolished as a state order|
|Grades (w/ post-nominals)|| Grand Cross (Grã-cruz)|
Grand Dignitary (Grande Dignitário)
|Established||17 October 1829|
|Next (higher)||Order of Pedro I|
|Ribbon bar of the order|
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.
The Order of the Rose as House Order
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.
- Original appointment to the Order of the Rose signed by Emperor Dom Pedro II, 1887 - Arquivo Público do Estado de São Paulo
- Poliano, Luís Marques. Heráldica. Ed. GRD. Rio de Janeiro, 1986.
- Poliano, Luís Marques. Ordens honoríficas do Brasil.
- Brazil - The Imperial Order of the Rose