Babenhausen (Hessen)

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State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Darmstadt-Dieburg (until 1976 Dieburg)
Additions : 1972 Harpertshausen, Harreshausen, Hergershausen, Langstadt; 1977 Sickenhofen.

Wappen von Babenhausen (Hessen)

Official blazon



The arms are based on the oldest seal of Babenhausen, which is known since 1310. The arms show in the first and fourth quarter the arms of the Lords of Hanau. The leopards are taken from the arms of the Lords of Hohenlohe. Babenhausen became a possession of Ulrich von Hanau in 1310 as a wedding present from his wife Agnes von Hohenlohe.

Even though the colours were sometimes shown wrongly, the arms have basically never changed since.

Wappen von Babenhausen (Hessen)

The seal from 1310
Wappen von Babenhausen (Hessen)

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.