Armorial of Presidents of Austria

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Many of the Presidents of Austria have borne arms; either through inheritance or via membership in foreign orders of chivalry; in particular; the Swedish Order of the Seraphim and the Danish Order of the Elephant.

Arms[edit]

Arms Name of President and Blazon
Karl Seitz, President of Austria, 1919-1920

No arms known

Michael Hainisch, President of Austria, 1920-1928

No arms known

Coat of Arms of Wilhelm Miklas (Supreme Order of Christ).svg Wilhelm Miklas, President of Austria, 1928-1934

Argent, a two headed nimbused Eagle Sable,beaked Or, langued Gules, on an inescutcheon, tierced per fess Gules, Argent and Gules.

No motto.


Arms of Karl Renner, President of Austria, 1945-1950

No arms known


Arms of Theodor Körner, President of Austria, 1951-1957

Ancestral arms:Sable,a Pile throuout point upwards bend inwards Azure charged with a knight in armour bearing three ostrich feathers on the helmet holding a sword and standing on a triple mount Vert, issuant from each side of the Pile an Eagle Or, armed Gules.

Crest: A Horse Argent issuant from a coronet Or.

Mantling: Dexter,Sable doubled Or, Sinister, Azure doubled Argent.


Arms of Adolf Scharf, President of Austria, 1957-1965

Gules a pale Argent charged with an Eagle's Head Sable beaked Or and langued Gules.

No Motto.

Adopted on his admittance into the Order of the Seraphim in 1960.

Franz Jonas, President of Austria, 1965-1974

No arms known.

Arms of Rudolf Kirchschläger, President of Austria, 1974-1986

Argent, an Eagle displayed Sable, beaked and taloned Or and langued Gules, holding in its dexter talon a Sickle Or and in its sinister talon a Hammer also Or, on an inescutcheon tierced per fess Gules, Argent and Gules

No motto.

Kurt Waldheim, President of Austria, 1986-1992

No arms known.

Thomas Klestil, President of Austria, 1992-2004


Argent, an Eagle displayed Sable, beaked and taloned Or and langued Gules, crowned with a Mural crown Or and holding in its dexter talon a hammer Or and in its sinister talon a sickle, also Or, on an inescutcheon tierced per fess Gules, Argent and Gules

No motto.

Heinz Fischer, President of Austria, 2004-2016

No arms known.

Alexander Van der Bellen, President of Austria, 2016-present

From aristocratic Russian family (von der Bellen - фон дер беллен), arms ??

References[edit]

Nordenvall, Per. Kunigliga Serafimerorden 1748-1998.


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