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Löwenstein City (Germany)

Stadt Löwenstein, Landkreis Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2018-11-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a blue-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2018

Löwenstein Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above barry sinister bendy of Argent and Azure, beneath a lion statant Gules on a triplemount Azure, which is issuant from base.
Although King Rudolf I granted city rights in 1287, the first seal was made at the end of the 15th century. The first prints from 1498 already displayed the current pattern. The lozenges in the upper half (barry sinister bendy) are taken from the arms of the Wittelsbach kin. The lion is taken from the arms of the Counts of Calw-Löwenstein. Albrecht, the illegitimate son of King Rudolf I gained castle, sovereignty, name and arms in 1281. In 1441 the territory was bought by the Palatine Counts of Rhine. Palatine Count and Elector Friedrich gave Löwenstein to his illegitimate son Count Ludwig. His rights as Count of Löwenstein were acknowledged in 1494 by King Maximilian I, especially the right to bear the Löwenstein arms, which then also became city arms.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.67
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2018

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