In , Rietstap first published his Armorial général, contenant la . died without children, a dispute arose between Johan Willem Friso and Frederick I of Prussia, . Military life Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur was born in Vendôme, in the. Bibliography that collects the history and the coat of arms for the family Boswell de balmuto: * Armorial Général de Johan Baptiste Rietstap. Contains blazons. Armorial Général de Johan Baptiste Rietstap. Contains blazons, descriptions and drawings of coats of arms, crests, origins of family names and nobility.

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This monumental work contains the blazons of the coats of arms of more thanEuropean families. It is still one of the most complete works of its kind.

Rietstap was born in in Rotterdam to Elizabeth Hermina Remmert. His father, Willem Hendrick Rietstap, was an accountant and insurance agent.

From an early age, Rietstap worked in the world of words. His first job was at a bookstore, and he was shortly thereafter assigned to a position as with the newspaper Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant. While working there, Rietstap began to nurture his interest in the history and theory of heraldry. Along with this growing interest in heraldry, Rietstap began to show a proficiency at for learning other languages. At age 25 he decided that he would learn Latin. When the commissioners of his newspaper told him that they wanted one of the editors to know Spanishhe mastered this language, as well.

Rietstap did not last long in the noisy editorial offices, and soon moved on to generral next step in his career. In November he accepted a position with the Stenographical Department of the Chambers of the Staten-Generaal which had been formed the year before and this position became full-time and permanent in The couple were childless.

Rietstap’s first publications mainly stemmed from his multilingual abilities. He translated works of non-fiction, historical and romantic novelsand travel journals in FrenchGermanand English. He continued to work as a translator into the early s. His greatest contributions in the world of publishing related to his joha of heraldry, though. He focused mostly on personal heraldry of families, and much less on civic heraldry. During this period he published the Handboek der Wapenkunde Manual of Heraldry which was an important addition to the body of work on Dutch heraldry.

It has been expanded and updated and remains a standard work on the subject. This work contained the blazons of almost 50, noble families in Europe. They were all organized alphabetically by surname. He made extensive use of heraldic sources in a variety of languages to compile the Armorial.

As word spread of the publication, he made more heraldic contacts around Europe and was able to expand the work to two volumes in and InEuropean interest in heraldry was growing, thanks in part to Rietstap’s work. Capitalizing on this, he was able to begin publication of an heraldic magazine.

Specifically, he hoped that the Heraldieke Bibliotheek Heraldic Library would expose Dutch readers to the wider heraldic world. In the prologue of this work, Bapttiste continued his critique of the development of spelling in the Dutch language and heraldic blazon. Throughout his years publishing career, Rietstap had continued his in his position with the Stenographical Department.

He had made quite a career for himself and from January held the position of First Stenographer. Three and a half years baptixte he resigned from this honored post, and one year later he died on Christmas Eve of Rietstap is often considered the joahn of modern heraldry in the Netherlands.

He established a theoretical foundation for heraldry, especially by creating an understanding for Dutch terms. He brought the development of European heraldry within reach of the Dutch language through translations and editorials.

Johannes Rietstap

Needless to say that his Armorial has brought his fame to all heraldic corners of the planet. When the commissioners of his newspaper to Lion as a crest. Lion as a primary charge in the coat of arms of Finland design, based on the 17th-century coat of arms of the Grand Duke of Finland. The lion is ruetstap common charge in heraldry. It traditionally symbolises courage, nobility, royalty, strength, stateliness and valour, because historically it has been regarded as the “king of beasts”.


The Lion of Judah stands in the coat of arms of Jerusalem.

Rietstap’s Armorial online — searchable.

Similar looking lion can be found e. Enamel from the tomb of Geoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou c. The shield of Conrad of Thuringia bsptiste. When that city was besieged inBaptistw Beauharnais played a role in its defence and by doing so witnessed to the process of Joan of Arc’s rehabilitation. The most eminent of Frederick Henry was the youngest son of William the Silent stadtholder ; his rietsatp half brother Maurits of Nassau was stadtholder ; he was stadtholder from to The stadtholders governed in conjunction with the States-General, an assembly of representatives from each of the seven provinces, but usually dominated by the largest and wealthiest province, Holland.

William was fifteen, while Mary was just nine at t They were granted to the city by the princes of Orange of the house of des Baux in the last quarter of the 12th century.

The 1st and 4th joban quarters show the arms of the Chalons-Arlay the gold bend princes of Orange the bugle. The blue and gold checkers represent the arms of Jeanne of Geneva, baptisfe married one of the Chalons prices. The 2nd and 3rd show the quarterings of Brittany and Luxembourg-St.

The inescutcheon overall is his paternal arms quartered of Nassau and Breda. Justinus of Nassau hands over the keys of the city to Ambrogio Spinola Justinus van Nassau — was the only extramarital child of William the Silent.

His mother was Eva Elincx, William’s mistress between his first and second marriages. William of Orange recognized Justinus and raised him with his other children. Justinus studied in Leiden and became Lieutenant-Colonel on May 17, On February 28, he became lieutenant-admiral of Rirtstap, and fought in against the Spanish Armada, capturing two galleons. From until he was governor of Breda.

In he had to surrender Breda to the Spanish general Ambrogio Spinola after a siege of 11 months. Justinus was allowed to leave for Leiden. Biography General de Rochambeau in Saint Domingue He served in the American Revolutionary Yeneral as an aide-de-camp to his father, spending the winter of in quarters at Williamsburg, Virginia.

In the s, he participated in an unsuccessful campaign to re-establish French authority in Martinique and Saint Domingue. Rochambeau was later assigned to the French Revolutionary Army in the Italian Peninsula, and was appointed to the military command of the Ligurian Republic. Inhe was appointed to lead an expeditionary force against Saint Domingue Haiti after General Charles Leclerc’s armoriall. His remit was to restore French control of their rebellious colony, by any means.

Historians of the Haitian Revolution credit his brutal tactics for uniting black and gens de couleur soldiers against the French. The Princes of Orange The following is a family egneral for the Princes of Orange, a line which culminated in the Dutch monarchy with the accession of Prince William VI to the newly created throne of the Netherlands in Dates given are those of birth and death; for Princes of Orange shown in boldthe intermediate date is the date of accession to the Princedom.

The family lineage is of note as John William Friso is the most recent common ancestor of all the current monarchs of Europe. The family spawned many famous statesmen and generals, including two of the acknowledged “first captains of their age”, Maurice of Nassau and the Marshal de Turenne. They were wealthy and influential and owned large estates in the Veneto above Treviso. Bassevi, sometimes also written Baschevi, was a son of Avraham Basch who originated from Italy.


Early in his life he specialized in trading with silver which was the main component of the coins and currencies at his time. He ultimately became very wealthy, and stood in high favor with the emperors Rudolph II, Matthias, and Ferdinand II, to whom he frequently rendered financial assistance, particularly to Ferdinand, who needed large sums of money for the prosecution of the Thirty Years’ War — Bassevi, in recognition of his services, was raised to the nobility by Ferdinand, receiving the title von Treuenberg, and a coat of arms consisting of a two yellow Bohemian two tailed lions and 3 eight-pointed red stars in a bend argent white diagonal band on a field of black Graetz appears to be mistaken about the “blue lion and eight stars”, see references.

Ferdinand also bestowed upon During this time, he served as commander-in-chief of the French Expeditionary Force that embarked from France in order to help the American Continental Army fight against British forces. After the death of his elder brother, he entered a cavalry regiment and served in Bohemia, Bavaria, and on the Rhine during the War of the Austrian Succession.

Byhe had attained the rank of colonel. He distinguished himself in the Battle of Minorca on the outbreak of the Seven Years’ War and was promoted to Brigadier General of The inhabitants of the commune are known as Allevardins or Allevardines or alternatively as Allevardais or Allevardaises [1] The commune has been awarded two flowers by the Riegstap Council of Towns and Villages in Bloom in the Competition of Cities and Villages in Bloom.

The commune is accessed by the D from Goncelin in the south-west following the mountain ridge through the village and continuing north-east to La Chapelle-du-Bard. There are also some minor roads such as the D9 parallel to the D going to the north and the D which accesses the village from the D There is a tortuous mountain road – the D – which goes east of the village and eventually circles back to the north of the commune.

The town has quite a large urban area Frederick arnorial born in out of wedlock to Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange — and Margaretha Catharina Bruyns —who was the daughter of Ludolph Bruyns, mayor of Emmerich. On 15 MarchFrederick’s father gave him Castle Zuylestein also spelled Zuylenstein – situated about twenty miles east of the city of Utrecht, and with it he also gave him the title Lord of Zuylestein in Dutch: Furthermore, he made Frederick captain of infantry for the state.

His dismissal was because he was married to an Englishwoman and was under suspicion This page is a list of the lords of Chalon-Arlay in the county of Burgundy and the principality of Armogial. The lords of Chalons and Arlay were a cadet branch of the ruling house of the county of Burgundy, the Anscarids or House of Ivrea. The House of Orange-Nassau Dutch: Huis van Oranje-Nassau, pronounced ,[1] a branch of the European House of Nassau, has played a central role in the politics and government of the Netherlands and Europe especially baptite William the Silent organized the Dutch revolt against Spanish rule, which after the Riststap Years’ War — led to an independent Dutch state.

Several members of the house served during this war and after as stadtholder “governor”; Dutch: However, inafter armoriao long period as a republic, the Netherlands became a monarchy under the House of Orange-Nassau.

However, John was also the eldest grandson although maternal of the 1st Duke of 1st creation. The Howards have been part of the peerage since the 15th century and remain the Premier Gwneral of the Realm in the Peerage of England, acting as Earl Marshal of England.