Christmas.jpg
Christmas Fundraiser December 2022

Heraldry of the World is a private site and maintained as a hobby since 1995 (!), which takes a lot of time and effort (and costs !).
If you like this initiative, you can support the site by donating:
Donate.jpg
Amount raised so far : € 15

Oberschlesien: Difference between revisions

From Heraldry of the World
Jump to navigation Jump to search
m (Text replacement - ".jpg|center]] ====Official blazon====" to ".jpg|center|Arms of {{PAGENAME}}]] ====Official blazon====")
m (Text replacement - "====Official blazon====" to "===Official blazon===")
Line 7: Line 7:
[[File:oberschlesien.jpg|center|Arms of {{PAGENAME}}]]
[[File:oberschlesien.jpg|center|Arms of {{PAGENAME}}]]


====Official blazon====
===Official blazon===


====Origin/meaning====
====Origin/meaning====

Revision as of 18:21, 22 June 2017

Logo-new.jpg
Heraldry of the World
Wappen der Welt
Germany.jpg
German heraldry portal
Civic heraldry of Germany
Deutsche Wappen
Germany-flag.jpg


  • Total pages in the German section : 21,170
  • Total images in the German section : 36,672

OBERSCHLESIEN

Province of the Free State of Preussen, created in 1919 and existed until 1945, when the area became part of Poland.

Arms of Oberschlesien

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

Historically the area was a separate Duchy, which formed part of the main Duchy of Schlesien, which was part of Poland.

The golden eagle was first used by Duke Mesko (died 1211) and has been used as the arms for the area since, even though the Duchy itself did no longer exist. The Prussian province was created in 1921 and combined the historical eagle (arms see here) with symbols of mining and agriculture. The arms were officially granted on July 1, 1926.

The eagle is now used by the Polish Region Śląsk.



Please visit our partners (click on image):



© since 1995, Heraldry of the World, Ralf Hartemink

Literature : Hupp, O: 1920s.