Arms of Emperor Faustin of Haiti

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Marcus Karlsson
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Arms of Emperor Faustin of Haiti

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 28 Jan 2014, 22:58

The Arms of this Haitian Emperor according to Siebmacher is (my attempt at a blazon):

Azure in front of a Palm tree issuant from a mound Vert, a Eagle displayed standing on two Gun Barrels in saltire Or.
On the Shield the Haitian Imperial Crown. Supporters two Lion rampant Or langued Gules.
Motto: Dieu mon droit et mon epee = God my right and my sword.
The whole placed on a Mantle Purpure lined Ermine and crowned by the Imperial Crown.

Faustin-Élie Soulouque (15 Aug 1782 - 6 Aug 1867) was a Lieutenant-General and commander of the Presidental Guards. Elected President 1847 in 1849 he proclaimed him self Emperor as Faustin I. Follwing and illfated attempt to invade the Dominican Republic he was forced to abdicate in 1859.

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Re: Arms of Emperor Faustin of Haiti

Postby Chris Green » 29 Jan 2014, 07:02

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For those of us (i.e. nearly everyone) who have never heard of Emperor Faustin, here is a Wiki link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faustin_Soulouque

You Tube has images of a "grant of arms" recently made by the Sociedad Heraldica to Faustin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IvLPA8SUFE

Clive Cheesman, Richmond Herald, has written a book about Haitian heraldry:

C. E. A. Cheesman (ed.), The Armorial of Haiti. Symbols of nobility in the reign of Henry Christophe. With a historical introduction by Marie-Lucie Vendryes. London: The College of Arms, 2007.
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Marcus Karlsson
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Re: Arms of Emperor Faustin of Haiti

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 08 Feb 2014, 10:56

Yes He will not be that known, so I added a short Resumé of his Career as You surely noted Chris. Thanks for adding the Picture of his Arms.


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