Gembloux

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Wapen van Gembloux/Arms (crest) of Gembloux
GEMBLOUX
1977-1979 GEMBLOUX-SUR-ORNEAU

Country : Belgium
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Province :
Namur
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Additions: (to see click on expand)

  • 1964 Ernage
  • 1964 Grand-Manil
  • 1964 Lonzée
  • 1964 Sauvenière
  • 1977 Beuzet, Bossière
  • 1977 Bothey
  • 1977 Corroy-le-Château
  • 1977 Grand-Leez
  • 1977 Les Isnes
  • 1977 Mazy


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Official blazon
French
  • (1865) De sable, à trois clefs d'argent, posées en pal. L'écu sommé de la couronne comtale ancienne à treize perles.
  • (1977) De sable, à trois clefs d'argent, posées en pal. L'écu sommé de la couronne de comte ancienne à treize perles.
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Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on September 15, 1865, again to Gembloux-sur-Orneau on August 19, 1977.

The arms were based on an image in a book describing the Walloon part of Brabant from 1692, even though the arms have been in use at least a century earlier, see images below. The meaning of the three keys, however, is not clear. They probably are a symbol for the powerful Gembloux Abbey, which was founded in 933 and whose Abbots had the title of Counts of Gembloux.

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Literature: Servais, 1955


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