Arms of Louis d’Appiani d’Aragon

Louis d'Appiani

(1533-1592)

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV  lozengy argent and gules (Appiani), II and III per quarterly i and iv tierced per pale 1 barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary ancien), 2 azure semé de lis or (France ancien), and 3 argent a cross paté between four crosses or (Jerusalem), ii and iii or four palets gules (Aragon); overall a chief gules a cross argent (Savoy)

“Louis” appears to be Alfonso d’Appiani, brother of Jacopo VI. He seems to have been a military man, possibly serving under Ferdinando II de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.

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Arms of the House of Appiani of Aragon

Appiani of Aragon

In use since 1445?

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV  lozengy argent and gules (Appiani), II and III per quarterly i and iv tierced per pale 1 barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary ancien), 2 azure semé de lis or (France ancien), and 3 argent a cross paté between four crosses or (Jerusalem), ii and iii or four palets gules (Aragon)

The alliance between the Appianis and the house of Aragon began (informally) in 1445, when Emanuele Appiani married Colia de’ Giudici, the illegitimate daughter of King Alfonso V of Naples. His great-grandson Jacopo V also married into the house of Aragon via Marianna of Aragon in 1510, though she died before she could bear any children.

Arms of Almería, Spain (province)

Blazon: Party of nine; I gules a tower argent (Berja); II azure a garb bendwise sinister or (Canjáyar); III or issuant from the sea in base barry wavy azure and argent, three nettles sprouting from as many mounts proper (Cuevas de Almanzora); IV lozengy gules and argent, a ruined tower or (Gergar); V azure a tower or, in chief a key fesswise argent (Huércal-Overa); VI azure on the dexter a tower or, on the sinister a key palewise argent (Purchena); VII gules a key in chief palewise between two towers argent (Purchena); VIII Marquisate of Vélez (no identifiable differences from Cuevas de Almanzora); IX argent a lion rampant gules, armed and langued sable (Sorbas); overall in the fess point an escutcheon argent a cross gules (Almería) within a bordure compony of gules a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure (Castile), argent a lion rampant gules, crowned or (León), or four palets gules (Aragon), argent an eagle displayed sable (Navarre ancien) and argent a pomegranate proper seeded gules, slipped and leaved vert (Granada)