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Wschowa commune (Poland)

Wschowa county, Lubuskie vojvodship

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[Wschowa commune flag] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 11 Oct 2008
adopted 11 Dec 2003 See also:

Wschowa commune flag

Wschowa - urban-rural commune, Wschowa County, Lubuskie Voivodship - former German name: Fraustadt.
Arms and flag adopted on December 11, 2003 (resolution # XIII/167/03).
"Arms: double, Jagiellonian cross with two rings between the arms of the cross. All in silver (white) color on the light-blue shield.
Flag: a horizontal rectangle of two bands, white over light-blue with the Arms in right upper corner of the white band."
Chrystian Kretowicz, 11 Oct 2008

A "Jagiellonian cross" cross: an interesting choice and possibly based those arms recommended by the University at Cracow or the Polish king after whom it was perhaps anmed?  Heraldically this would be a 'cross patriachal' of course, but with even horizontal arms it comes under the strict usage decription of a Cross of Lorraine or of Anjou.
Chris Southworth, 15 Oct 2008

Of course you are right, as almost always, but in Poland and Lithuania it is common to call this cross "Jagiellonian".
It was introduced into the Polish Royal Coat of Arms  when Władysław II Jagiełło (Jogaila), who was then The Grand Duke of Lithuania, married the Polish King Jadwiga
(Hedwig of Anjou - she was a King not a Queen) and ruled Kingdom of Poland (Regnum Poloniae) first jointly with her, and after she died, alone, establishing the Jagiellonian Dynasty (Polish, and Lithuanian "Golden Age").
This particular cross existed already in the Arms of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania and in Poland it became revered as a symbol of said "Golden Age".
Chrystian Kretowicz, 15 Oct 2008


Wschowa commune Coat of Arms

[Wschowa coat of arms] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 11 Oct 2008
adopted 11 Dec 2003