Duchy of Auschwitz

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DUCHY OF AUSCHWITZ

Arms (crest) of Duchy of Auschwitz

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The Duchy of Auschwitz (now Oświęcim Poland) was bought by the Polish Kings in 1457. After the Polish Division in 1772 the Duchy became part of Austria-Hungary. The eagle is either the old eagle of Silezia, or the eagle of Poland. The colours were changed to silver and blue in 1806.


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Literature : Ströhl, 1890