Armorial of presidents of Germany

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Armorial of the presidents of Germany. Many of the presidents of Germany have born 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 Dannebrog.

Arms[edit]

Arms Name of president and blazon
Friedrich Ebert, President of Germany, 1919-1925.

No arms known

Wapen von Benneckendorf und Hindenburg.svg Coat of Arms of Paul von Hindenburg (Order of the Golden Fleece).svg Paul von Hindenburg, President of Germany, 1925-1934

Ancestral arms: Quarterly, 1 and 3; a Bull's Head erased (von Beneckendorff), 2 and 4; a Deer in front of a tree proper (von Hindenburg)

Mantling:Dexter: Argent, lined Azure Sinister: Argent, lined Gules

Crest: Dexter crest: issuant from a coronet four feathers. Sinister crest: issuant from a coronet two Eagle's wings

Motto:

Adolf Hitler, Fuhrer of Germany, 1934-1945

No arms known

Karl Donitz, President of Germany, 1945.

No arms known

Theodor Heuss, President of Germany, 1949-1959.

No arms known.

Arms of Heinrich Lubke, President of Germany, 1959-1969

Per pale Or and Vert an Eagle displayed per pale Sable and Argent, beaked and langued Gules, dexter talon Gules holding a book Gules with fore-edges Or, sinister talon Or holding a sceptre Gules.

Mantling: Dexter: Sable, lined Or Sinister: Vert, lined Argent

Crest: a Demi-Eagle displayed per pale Sable and Argent, beaked and langued Gules[1][2]

Arms of Gustav Heinemann, President of Germany, 1969-1974

Or a Hat Sable to which a Feather Gules are attached by a Cockade Argent, Gules and Sable, accompanied by a Canton Gules charged with an Axe and an Olive Branch in Saltire Or.

Mantling: Sable doubled Or

Crest: a Demi-Eagle issuant Sable Beaked and langued Gules

No Motto.

Adopted on his admittance to the Order of the Seraphim on 26 May 1970.

Coat of Arms of Walter Scheel (Order of the Seraphim).svg Coat of Arms of Walter Scheel (Order of Isabella the Catholic).svg Arms of Walter Scheel, President of Germany, 1974-1979

Per Pale Gules a Horse issuant from the line of partition Argent and Argent a Housemark Gules.

No crest.

No motto.

Adopted on his admittance into the Order of the Seraphim on 6 May 1979.

As a Knight of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, he bore the crest:

Two wings Argent and Gules.

Torse: Argent and Gules.

Mantling: Argent lined Gules.

Generic Coat of Arms of Presidents of Germany (Order of Charles III).svg Karl Carstens, President of Germany, 1979-1984


Or, an Eagle displayed Sable beaked and taloned Gule all within a Blbordure Gules.


Coat of Arms of Richard von Weizsäcker (Order of Charles III).svgCoat of Arms of Richard von Weizsäcker (Order of the Seraphim).svg Arms of Richard von Weizsäcker, President of Germany, 1984-1994

Ancestral arms:Azure, in base Vert issuant three Wheat stalks Or.

Crest: a Man issuant holding in his right hand three Wheat stalks Or, his left hand on his hip or upon an open coronet Or, a silver birch branch Proper.[3]

Coat of Arms of Román Herzog (Order of Isabella the Catholic).svg Roman Herzog, President of Germany, 1994-1999

Or, an Eagle displayed Sable, beaked and taloned Gules, all within a Bordure Gules.

Frederiksborg Slotskirke 20090818 29.JPG Generic Coat of Arms of Presidents of Germany (Order of Isabella the Catholic).svg Arms of Johannes Rau, President of Germany, 1999-2004

Or, an Eagle displayed Sable, beaked and taloned Gules, all within a Bordure Gules.

Adopted on his admittance into the Order of the Elephant on 24 April 2002.

Horst Kohler, President of Germany, 2004-2010

No arms known.

Christian Wulff, President of Germany, 2010-2012

No arms known.

Joachim Gauck, President of Germany, 2012–2017

No arms known.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany, 2017-present

No arms known

References[edit]

  1. "Coat of Arms of Heinrich Lübke". Wikimeida Commons. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  2. "Dannebrogordenens Våbenbog tome X, 1948-1999". kongehuset. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. Generalregister Wappenführender Familien Band I, 1945-1985 Proheraldica (Acceded 9 September 2017)

Nordenvall, Per. Kunigliga Serafimerorden 1748-1998.


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