Chièvres

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CHIÈVRES

Province : Hainaut
Additions : 1970 Tongre-Saint-Martin; 1977 Grosage, Huissignies, Ladeuze,Tongre-Notre-Dame

Armoiries de Chièvres

Official blazon

  • (1837) De gueules à trois lions, mornés d'or.
  • (1980) De gueules à trois lions couronnés d'or, les deux du chef adossés.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on December 18, 1837 and (slightly changed) again on May 16, 1980.

The arms were granted to the city in 1453. The three lions are the arms of the Gavere family, who ruled the town until the late 15th century. In the original seal one of the lions is reversed, which was not taken into consideration in 1837. This was thus corrected in 1980.

Arms of Chièvres

The arms in a 16th century manuscript
Wapen van/Blason de Chièvres

The 1837 arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930


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Literature : Servais, 1955