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Slavkov u Brna (Czech Republic)

Vyškov okres, South Moravian region

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Slavkov u Brna flag

[Slavkov u Brna flag] by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 9 Jul 2001, after image by Petr Holas; adopted 1994

The town Slavkov u Brna has as its symbol a Heraldic creature -  upper parts of its body are parts of Imperial an Moravian Eagles, the lower part is part of Bohemian Lion. The town has nohing to do with Silesia and there is no crown in its Arms. The Coat of Arms is at this page, a bit small, but definitely uncrowned.
Slavkov u Brna, District Vyškov. Jihomoravský kraj. In German Nausedlitz, later Austerlitz, In Jiddish Auschtelrisch. Population
5.950. This town, known abroad as  Austerlitz, entered word history with the Battle of Three Emperors (Great Victory of Napoleon with Austrian and Russian Armies) and is also known for its beautiful baroque Chateau. Formerly sovereigns possession given in the End of 12. Century to the Teutonic Order. Settlement, confiscated by King Wenceslas IV (6th of March, 1411) received the seal and the Coat of Arms by oldest preserved Grant of Arms in Czechia.
Description of the Arms: Per fess, the chief per pale - First Or, a Demi-eagle rising Sable, beaked Gules, second  Azure, Demi- Eagle rising Checquy Argent and Gules, beaked Or. Third (the base) Gules a Demi lion (lower part of the body) queue forked, armed Or.
The explanation of this double-headed creature is quite simple. Wenceslas IV was King of the Romans (not Empereor, like his father, Charles IV), Margrave of Moravia and King of Bohemia. Creature is uncrowned.
Personalities: Václav Antonín, Prince of  Kounic (Kaunitz) and Rietberg (1713 - 1794) was Chancellor of four Emperors  - Empress Maria Theresa, Emperor  Joseph II, Leopold II and Francis II. More then Po více 40 Years he formed the European policy  of the House of Austria. He recieved for his Merits the Hereditary title of the Prince (Reichsfürst), the order of St. Stephan and the title of  the Knight of Golden Fleece (Toison d'Or)..
Ales Krizan, 9 Jul 2001

Slavkov u Brna Coat of Arms

[Slavkov u Brna Coat of Arms] image from this site, reported by Ales Krizan, 9 Jul 2001