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The current coat of arms of France has been a symbol of France since 1953, although it does not have any legal status as an official coat of arms. It appears on the cover of French passports and was originally adopted by the French Foreign Ministry as a symbol for use by diplomatic and consular missions in 1912 using a design drawn up by the sculptor Jules-Clément Chaplain. Image File history File links France_coa. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... For other Types of Travel Document, see Travel Document. ...


In 1953, France received a request from the United Nations for a copy of the national coat of arms to be displayed alongside the coats of arms of other member states in its assembly chamber. An interministerial commission requested Robert Louis (1902–1965), heraldic artist, to produce a version of the Chaplain design. This did not, however, constitute an adoption of an official coat of arms by the Republic. The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ...


Technically speaking, it is an emblem rather than a coat of arms, since it does not respect heraldic rules—heraldry being seen as an aristocratic art, and therefore associated with the Ancien Régime. The emblem consists of: Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. ... Ancien Régime, a French term meaning Former Regime, but rendered in English as Old Rule, Old Order, or simply Old Regime, refers primarily to the aristocratic social and political system established in France under the Valois and Bourbon dynasties. ...

The symbol is used on plaques marking French consulates
The symbol is used on plaques marking French consulates

In September 1999, the French government adopted a new identifier incorporating the Republican motto, the colours of the flag, and the Republic's personification, Marianne. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (627x776, 357 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Coat of arms of France Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (627x776, 357 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Coat of arms of France Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... The Chi-Rho, a monogram of the first two letters in the Greek word for Christ E and L embroider for clothes and bedding, for a wife by the initials E L or L E A monogram is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or... Olive branch Olive branch is a colloquial term referring to a concession or a gesture of peace, as well as a peace symbol. ... Species See List of Quercus species The term oak can be used as part of the common name of any of several hundred species of trees and shrubs in the genus Quercus, and some related genera, notably Cyclobalanopsis and Lithocarpus. ... Faces is also a part of the name of: The Faces Faces (movie) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... The lictor, derived from the Latin ligare (to bind), was a member of a special class of Roman civil servant, with special tasks of attending magistrates of the Roman Republic and Empire who held imperium. ... Fascism is an authoritarian political ideology (generally tied to a mass movement) that considers individual and other societal interests inferior to the needs of the state, and seeks to forge a type of national unity, usually based on ethnic, religious, cultural, or racial attributes. ... Image File history File links Logo_de_la_République_française. ... Image File history File links Logo_de_la_République_française. ... Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


History

Coat of Arms of France Description Dates Used
France Ancien, the royal coat of arms. before 1376
France Moderne, the royal coat of arms. 13761589
The royal arms of the Kingdom of France showed until the revolution the shield of Navarre as well after Henry IV King of Navarre became King of France. 15891789
The arms of the First French Empire under Napoleon I, featuring an eagle. 18041814
After the restoration the royal house of Bourbon once more took up the French crown. These arms are still used by the royal house of France. 18141830
During the July Monarchy the arms of Louis-Philippe where used. 18301848
The arms of the Second French Empire under Napoleon III, again featuring an eagle. 18521870
Informal arms where created for the French Third Republic featuring fasces on a laurel branch and an oak branch per saltire. 18981953

Image File history File links Armoiries_France_Ancien. ... // Events March – The treaty between England and France is extended until April of 1377. ... Image File history File links Blason_France_moderne. ... // Events March – The treaty between England and France is extended until April of 1377. ... Events Rebellion of the Catholic League against King Henry III of France, in revenge for his murder of Duke Henry of Guise. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 378 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (495 × 785 pixel, file size: 840 KB, MIME type: image/png) Royal Arms of France 1594 add transparency to image Drawn by Theo van der Zalm I, the creator of this work, hereby grant... The borders of modern France closely align with those of the ancient territory of Gaul, inhabited by Celts known as Gauls. ... Events Rebellion of the Catholic League against King Henry III of France, in revenge for his murder of Duke Henry of Guise. ... 1789 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (553x653, 631 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Map of the First French Empire in 1811, with the Empire in dark blue and sattelite states in light blue Capital Paris Language(s) French Government Monarchy Emperor  - 1804-1814/1815 Napoleon I Napoleon II Legislature Parliament  - Upper house Senate  - Lower house Corps législatif History  - French Consulate  - Established 18... Napoléon Bonaparte (born Napoleone di Buonaparte, became Napoléon I, Emperor of the French)[1] (15 August 1769; Ajaccio, Corsica – 5 May 1821; Saint Helena) was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from 11 November 1799... 1804 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1814 (MDCCCXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (580x840, 192 KB) Royal Arms of France Drawn by Theo van der Zalm I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... Capital Paris Language(s) French Government Monarchy King  - 1814-1824 Louis XVIII  - 1824-1830 Charles X Legislature Parliament History  - Bourbon Restoration 1814  - July Revolution 21 January, 1830 Currency French Franc Following the ousting of Napoleon I of France in 1814, the Allies restored the Bourbon Dynasty to the French throne. ... Year 1814 (MDCCCXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... The July Monarchy was established in France with the reign of Louis Philippe of France. ... Louis Philippe (real name: Philippe Auclair) is a London-based French singer, songwriter, arranger and producer who has been active from the mid-80s onwards. ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Image File history File links Armoiries-Empire. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Napoléon III of France, born Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte (20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873) was President of the French Republic from 1848 to 1851, then from 2 December 1851 to 2 December 1852 the ruler of a dictatorial government, then Emperor of the French under the name... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 776 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1996 × 1543 pixel, file size: 2. ... The French Third Republic, (in French, La Troisième République, sometimes written as La IIIe République) (1870/75-10 July 1940) was the governing body of France between the Second French Empire and the Vichy Regime. ... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

External links

Symbols of the French Republic
Marianne | Flag of France | Ensign of France
Coat of arms of France | Great Seal of France

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Coat of arms of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (259 words)
The current coat of arms of France has been a symbol of France since 1953, although it does not have any legal status as an official coat of arms.
In 1953, France was faced with a request from the United Nations for a copy of the national coat of arms to be displayed alongside the coats of arms of other member states in its assembly chamber.
Technically speaking, it is an emblem rather than a coat of arms, since it does not respect heraldic rules—heraldry being seen as an aristocratic art, and therefore associated with the Ancien Régime.
Family Crest and Coat of Arms: Parts of a Coat of Arms (1097 words)
The oldest documented example of a coat of arms borne on a shield is where King Henry I of England is said to have bestowed on his son-in-law, Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou, in 1127 A.D.: the azure shield bore four gold lions rampant.
Regardless of their origins, coats of arms became military status symbols, and their popularity increased along with the popularity of the tournament, which was developed in the mid-eleventh century in France (reportedly by Godfrey de Preuilly).
By 1400 A.D., bearing a coat of arms had become a prerequisite to participation in a tournament, and due to the importance of social standing in such pageants, a coat of arms also became a mark of noble status.
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