Maximilian Aichern

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Born: December 26, 1932

Bishop of Linz, 1981-2005

Arms (crest) of Maximilian Aichern
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  • (de) Geviert; 1: in Blau ein goldenes, aus der Teilungslinie hervorgehendes Kleeblattkreuz; 2: in Rot ein silberner Eichenzweig mit einer Eichel zwischen zwei nach auswärts geneigten Blättern; 3: in Rot zwei silberne Pfähle; 4: in Blau der goldene Unzialbuchstabe L.

Motto: In caritate servire


The arms show the cross and pales from the diocesan arms impaled with the personal arms of the bishop. The oak branch is a canting symbol (eiche = oak), the L is taken from the arms of the Abbey of St. Lambrecht, where he was monk and abbot before becoming a bishop.

Wappen von Maximilian Aichern/Coat of arms (crest) of Maximilian Aichern

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Literature: Baumert, 1985