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Habsburg commune (Aargau canton, Switzerland)

Last modified: 2010-12-30 by rob raeside
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[Flag of Habsburg] image by Pascal Gross

Azure on a Mount Vert a House Azure roofed Gules with a square Tower masoned Sable.

Željko Heimer, 11 February 2001

The house on the flag of Habsburg is the castle "Habsburg" ("Burg" meaning castle in German), so you might guess where the canting name comes from.

Pascal Gross, 10 February 2001

In German, the blazoning of the arms is: "In Blau auf grünem Hügel die Habsburg weiss mit rotem Dach" which would give "Azure, on a Mount Vert the Habsburg Silver roofed Gules"

Pascal Gross, 11 February 2001

If my Territorium-Ploetz is correct (and I would be surprised if it isn't), the Counts of Habsburg from which the famed family is descended came from the Aargau. They had as arms a gold (Or) field, with a red (Gules) lion rampant armed and crowned black (Sable). The Habsburg lion appeared on the great arms of Austria until WW2, and still is on the arms of the House of Austria (the family who would be the rulers of Austria, barring the changes of 1918, etc). Why the commune does not use the historic arms, I do not know. Some territories of Germany and Austria (and other places) use the arms of their former rulers

Norman Martin, 11 February 2001