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Burgher arms

Burgher arms or bourgeois arms are coats of arms borne by persons of the burgher social class of Europe since the Middle Ages. By definition, however, the term is alien to British heraldry, which follows other rules. In some European countries, certain armorial bearings have traditionally been restricted to a particular social class, e.g. the use of supporters in Great Britain, tinctures in Portugal or coronets in Sweden. Notwithstanding, in most countries except the United Kingdom, any individual, family and community has been free to adopt arms and use it as they please, provided they re ...


Coat of arms of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor was the heir of four of Europes leading royal houses. He first inherited the Burgundian Netherlands, which came from his paternal grandmother, Mary of Burgundy. Charles was then the first sole monarch of Spain, inheriting the kingdoms first united by his maternal grandparents, Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon. Finally, on the death of his paternal grandfather, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, he inherited the Habsburg lands in Austria. His coat of arms, representing much of the land he inherited, is blazoned as follows:



Giedroyc is a Polish surname, originating from the Giedroyc princely family of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.


Royal coat of arms of Great Britain

The Royal coat of arms of Great Britain was the coat of arms representing royal authority in the sovereign state of the Kingdom of Great Britain, in existence from 1707 to 1801. The kingdom came into being on 1 May 1707, with the political union of the kingdom of Scotland and the kingdom of England, which included Wales. With the 1706 Treaty of Union, it was agreed to create a single kingdom, encompassing the whole of the island of Great Britain and its outlying islands, but not Ireland, which remained a separate realm under the newly created British crown. On 1 January 1801, the royal arm ...


Coat of arms of the King of Spain

The coat of arms of the King of Spain is the heraldic symbol representing the monarch of Spain. The current version of the monarchs coat of arms was adopted in 2014 but is of much older origin. The arms marshal the arms of the former monarchs of Castile, Leon, Aragon, and Navarre. Traditionally, coats of arms did not belong to a nation but to the monarch who would quarter his shield with territorial claims of his dynasty. Formerly, the Spanish monarchs arms were much more complex than they are today, featuring the arms of the various territories of this dynasty. A simpler version of these ...


Coat of arms of Rene Lepage de Sainte-Claire

The coat of arms of Rene Lepage de Ste-Claire, Lord-founder of the city of Rimouski, province of Quebec, from 1696 until 1718, was first used to identify the family in the seventeenth century, when this Lepages ancestor took possession of the Seigneurie de Rimouski. This domain was conceded to Lepage de Ste-Claire by the Governor of New France, Louis de Buade, comte de Frontenac. The Lepage shield features a sable black eagle and spurred Gules red. The choice of an eagle, a strong imperial symbol, is extraordinary for a French Lord of a young colony as New France. The design is similar to ...


ⓘ Personal coats of arms

  • coats of arms used by individual rulers were composed of the coats of arms of the territories they ruled. In the case of Denmark, the coat of arms of
  • coat of arms figured as part of the further divisions of the coats of arms of Norwegian kings during the early modern period. The Sverre coat of arms
  • subsequently conferred on the ennoblement of several individuals. Orla is one of the oldest Polish coats of arms The coat of arms was naturalised into Polish heraldry
  • Greater coat of arms Royal version Middle coat of arms State version Lesser coat of arms The Grand Duke has a personal coat of arms the current arms were
  • The coat of arms of the Prince of Wales is the official heraldic insignia of the Prince of Wales, a title traditionally granted to the heir apparent to
  • The coat of arms of Portugal is the main heraldic insignia of Portugal. The present model was officially adopted on 30 June 1911, along with the present
  • one of the oldest coats of arms in the world, and today the oldest national symbol used in Europe. It is a re - introduction of the coat of arms of the
  • The coat of arms of New Zealand Māori: Te Tohu Pakanga o Aotearoa is the heraldic symbol representing the South Pacific island country of New Zealand
  • Heraldry in America: A Classic Surverry of Coats of Arms and Insignia. Greenwich House: 1974. ISBN 0 - 8383 - 0322 - 6. A history of the Coat of Arms of Vermont

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