Żywiec

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ŻYWIEC

Province: Śląsk
County: Żywiec

Arms of Żywiec

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms date from the 15th century. According to the legend written by the chronicler Andrew Komonieckiego a live bison from the area of Międzybrodzie was offered to Prince Przemysław Oświęcim (Auschwitz). In gratitude for this gift the prince gave the town a coat of arms: a wisent's head and the golden eagle of the Duchy of Oświęcim.

Seal of Żywiec

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Żywiec

The arms in the Abadie albums
Arms of Żywiec

The arms in 1994

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Literature : Plewako and Wanag, 1994