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.

Legendary arms of Joanna of Naples

Joanna of Naples

From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586) p222.

Blazon:  Per pale azure semé de lis or, a label of three points gules (Naples) and barry of eight argent and gules (Hungary ancien).

Unusually, Joanna bears her paternal arms on the dexter side of the shield, which was generally reserved for their husbands’ arms. The sinister side shows the arms of her first husband, Andrew, Duke of Calabria

Arms of Léon Potier

Duke of Gesvres and Tresmes 1670-1704 (1620-1704)

Blazon: Per quarterly I argent a lion rampant double-queued, armed, langued, and crowned or (Luxembourg); II azure between three fleurs-de-lis or a bendlet couped gules (Bourbon); III per pale, the first per quarterly i barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary ancien); ii azure seme des lis or, a label of three points gules (Naples); iii azure seme des lis or within a bordure gules (Anjou); iv azure a lion counter-rampant or crowned gules (Gueldre); the second per quarterly i argent a cross pate between four crosses or (Jerusalem); ii or four palets gules (Aragon); iii or a lion rampant sable, armed and langued gules (Juliers); iv azure seme des cross crosslets fitchy, two fish hauriant addorsed or (Bar); overall a label of three points gules, in the fess point an escutcheon or on a bend gules three alerions argent (Lorraine) (the entire quarter for Guise); IV gules a cross argent (Savoy); overall in the fess point an escutcheon azure, three dexter hands or surmounted by a canton chequy argent and the field (Poiter)

Arms of Henri de Mayenne

Baron of Aiguillon 1578-1599, later duke of Aiguillon 1599-1621, and duke of Mayenne 1611-1621 (1578-1621)

Blazon: Per quarterly I and IV per quarterly i and iv per pale barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary ancien) and azure semé de lis or, a label of three points gules (Kingdom of Naples), ii per pale argent a cross potent between four crosses couped or (Jerusalem) and or four palets gules (Aragon), iii per pale azure semé de lis or within a bordure gules (Anjou) and azure a lion counter-rampant or crowned gules (Gueldre); iv per pale or a lion rampant sable, armed and langued gules (Juliers) and azure semé des cross crosslets fitchy, two fish hauriant addorsed or (Bar); overall a label of three points gules, in the fess point an escutcheon or on a bend gules three alerions argent (Lorraine); II and III per quarterly i and iv azure an eagle displayed argent, armed and crowned or, ii and iii azure three fleurs-de-lis or within a bordure parted dancetty gules and the second (Este)

Arms of René of Anjou

Also known as “Good King René”, King of Naples 1435-1480 (titular after 1442), titular King of Jerusalem 1438-1480, King of Aragon 1466-1480, Duke of Bar and Count of Piedmont 1430-1480, Duke of Lorraine 1431-1453, Duke of Anjou and Count of Provence 1434-1480 (1409-1480)

Blazon: Party of six, I barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary ancien), II azure seme de lis or, a label of four points gules (Anjou), argent a cross paté between four crosses or (Jerusalem), IV azure seme de lis or within a bordure gules, V azure seme of cross crosslets fitchy, two barbels hauriant addorsed or (Bar); VI or on a bend gules three alerions argent (Lorraine)

Arms of Louis Lorraine

Arms of Louis Lorraine, Knight of Guise, Duke of La Guiche, Duke in abeyance of Angoulême, Count of Eu, Baron of Les Roches, and Grand Chamberlain of France (1622-1654)

Blazon: Per pale, the first per quarterly I barry of eight gules and argent (Hungary ancien); II azure seme des lis or, a label of three points gules (Naples); III azure seme des lis or within a bordure gules (Anjou); IV azure a lion counter-rampant or crowned gules (Gueldre); the second per quarterly I argent a cross pate between four crosses or (Jerusalem); II or four palets gules (Aragon); III or a lion rampant sable, armed and langued gules (Juliers); IV azure seme des cross crosslets fitchy, two fish hauriant addorsed or (Bar); overall a label of three points gules, in the fess point an escutcheon or on a bend gules three alerions argent (Lorraine)