Namur

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Wapen van Namur/Arms (crest) of Namur
NAMUR

Country : Belgium
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Province :
Namur
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Additions:

  • 1977 Beez
  • 1977 Belgrade
  • 1977 Boninne
  • 1977 Bouge
  • 1977 Champion
  • 1977 Cognelée
  • 1977 Daussoulx
  • 1977 Dave
  • 1977 Erpent
  • 1977 Flawinne
  • 1977 Gelbressée
  • 1977 Jambes
  • 1977 Lives-sur-Meuse
  • 1977 Loyers
  • 1977 Malonne
  • 1977 Marche-les-Dames
  • 1977 Naninne
  • 1977 Saint-Marc
  • 1977 Saint-Servais
  • 1977 Suarlée
  • 1977 Temploux
  • 1977 edrin
  • 1977 Wépion
  • 1977 Wierde


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Origin/meaning

The arms of Namur were never officially granted, but were confirmed in 1814 and are still used.

The lion in the arms of Namur is derived from the lion of Vlaanderen and Hainaut. In 1195 Baldwin of Vlaanderen divided his possessions, including Hainaur and Namur, among his sons. His son Philip received Namur and used the old arms of Vlaanderen, but with a red bend to distinguish his arms for his new territory. All his successors also used the red bend until 1364. The crown was added in the early 14th century.

The city of Namur, capital of the county, already in medieval times adopted the arms of the Counts of Namur. Ever since the city has used these arms.

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Literature: Servais, 1955


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