Arms of Gabriel Bethlen


As Duke of Opole and Ratibor 1622-1625 and Prince of Transylvania 1613-1629 (1580-1629)

Blazon: Per pale, I per fess 1 azure a falcon rising, wings displayed and elevated argent, in dexter base a heart gules (Opole), 2 azure an eagle displayed or (Ratibor); II Per fess azure a demi-eagle issuant from the partition sable, armed or, langued gules, in chief a sun of the third and of the last seven towers 4 and 3 gules, in chief a crescent increscent argent (Transylvania); overall in the fess point an escutcheon azure two swans close respectant, beaked, legged, and holding an arrow or, in chief a cross of the last (Bethlen)

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