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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