Heraldry of famous persons

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Heraldry of famous persons

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 31 Jan 2008 15:13

Some heraldry of famous persons of all walks of life, living or dead.

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CoA of the former president of Poland Lech Walesa. The arms are based on those of the city of Gdansk where Walesa fist became know when the workers at the Lenin Shipyard went on strike. The second cross have been replaced by a fleur-de-lys denoting Walesa's devotion to the Virgin Mary. Not showing here are the crest, the silver Polish Eagle issuant. This picture are the Stall Plate of Walesa as Kinght of the Swedish Order of the Seraphim, painted by Bengt Olof Kälde.

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Re: Heraldry of famous persons

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Carl von Linné (born Linneaus, 1707-1778), famous Swedish Botanist, Physician and Zoologist. Picture from http://www.heraldica.org/

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Re: Heraldry of famous persons

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 15 Mar 2008 12:31

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From http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/ the arms of the President of the French Republic Nicolas Sarkozy, of the Hungarian family Sarkozy de Nagy Bocsa.

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The Stall plate with the arms of the President of Finland Tarja Halonen as member of the Swedish Order of the Seraphim. Picture from http://www.presidentti.fi/

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Re: Heraldry of famous persons

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 15 Mar 2008 12:35

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The arms of the former Belgian Elite Cyclist Baron Eddy Merckx, ennobled by the King of the Belgians in 1996 with the title Baron. Picture from http://www.fbrose.be/

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Re: Heraldry of famous persons

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 28 Apr 2008 00:06

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CoA of General Colin Powell (1937-), U.S. Secretary of State 2001-2005, Chairman on the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1989-1993 and National Security Advisor 1987-1989.

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Re: Heraldry of famous persons

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 22 May 2008 16:15

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Fieldmarshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1763-1852).

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Postby Tyskaorden2 » 24 May 2008 18:25

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Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), American scientist, inventor, statesman, diplomat ect. on of the Founding Fathers of the USA. The first US ambassador to France 1778-1785 and Sweden 1782-1783.

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George Washington (1732-1799), Commander in Chief of the American Revolutionary Forces. First president of the USA 1789-1797.

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Re: Heraldry of famous persons

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 20 Oct 2008 15:47

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Arms of the namegiver to the World Highest Mountain Lt.Col. Sir George Everest (1790-1866). Picture from http://www.ingenious.org.uk/

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Re: Heraldry of famous persons

Postby South » 21 Oct 2008 18:58

Good afternoon Tyskaorden 2,

I take note, with appreciation, that Sir George Everest was a Lieutenent Colonel of artillery "in the service of the East India Company...".


Warm regards,

Bob

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Re: Heraldry of famous persons

Postby Tyskaorden2 » 21 Oct 2008 19:29

A Good Evening to you too Bob. Yes up to the "Indian Muntiny" in 1857 India more or less was Governed by the Honourable East India Company (HEIC). With the Government of India Act 1858 the British Crown assumed direct rule but the HEIC was not formaly dissloved until 1873.


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