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Blason de Anjou/Arms (crest) of Anjou
Official blazon
French D'azur à trois fleurs de lis d'or; à la bordure de gueules.
English Azure, three fleur-de-lys or, a bordure gules.


The arms are derived from the arms of Gaston d' Orléans, brother of king Louis XIII. He was in title of the duchy of Orléans an Anjou. It shows the fleur-de-lis, symbol of the French kings, with a red border, in order to distinguish Gaston from Louis. When in 1700 the grandson of Louis XIV, Philippe Duke of Anjou, became king of Spain the red frame was taken over by the Spanish Bourbon dynasty, founded by Philippe.

Blason de Anjou

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932

Literature: Image taken from La banque du blason (with permission)

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