Weeze

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WEEZE

State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Kleve (until 1969 Geldern)
Additions : 1928 Kalbeck, Wissen

Wappen von Weeze

Official blazon

Gespalten; vorne in Blau der silberne, golden nimbierte St. Cyriakus, in der Rechten ein goldenes Buch, in der Linken einen goldenen Palmwedel haltend; hinten geteilt; oben in Gold ein schwarzer Drachenkopf, unten in Silber ein grüner Zweig mit fünf Blättern und fünf roten Rosen.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on August 16, 1928.

The arms are based on the old seals of Weeze. Weeze was in the 14th century a possession of both the counts of Geldern as the counts of Kleve. From 1446-1630 the local court already used a seal with the present arms. The right part of the arms show the patron saint, St.Cyrillus, and in the left upper half a lion's or dragon's head. The dragon is based on the legend of St.Cyrillus who put a dragon on a chain. The second seal of Weeze also shows the same arms.

Seal of Weeze

Seal from around 1900


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Literature : Frankewitz, S. en G. Fenner : De zegels der steden en dorpen in het overkwartier van Gelre/Die Siegel der Städte und Dörfer im geldrischen Oberquartier. Venlo, z.j. 291 blz.(bilingual); Nagel, R.; Rheinisches Wappenbuch, Köln, 1986.


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