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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

MARKGRÖNINGEN

District (Kreis) : Ludwigsburg

State : Baden-Württemberg

Origin/meaning:
Margröningen was founded as a city in 1240 by Emperor Friedrich II. Until 1336 Markgröningen remained a free imperial city, with the right to use the imperial eagle. In 1336 the city became part of Württemberg. The oldest seal, from 1299, only showed the eagle. Later seals showed a chief without the stars. The stars appeared in the late 16th century. The meaning of the chief and stars is not known. Most likely they were added to differentiate the arms from those of other cities using the imperial eagle.

Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.



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