List of personal coats of arms of Presidents of the French Republic

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Arms of the Presidents of the French Republic[edit]

Many of the Presidents of the French Republic have borne arms; either through inheritance or via membership in foreign orders of chivalry; in particular; the Swedish Order of the Seraphim,and the Danish Order of the Elephant.

Arms of the Presidents of the French Republic[edit]

Arms Name of President and Blazon
Coat of Arms Second French Empire (1852–1870)-2.svg Charles Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, President of the French Republic from 1848 to 1852

Azure an Eagle displayed, head to the sinister Or, holding in its talons a thunderbolt also Or.

Crest: the Imperial Crown of France proper

Blason président Thiers.svg Adolphe Thiers, President of the French Republic from 1871 to 1873


Azure, in base a mullet of five points Or, in fess point, two Crescents Fesswise Or. On a chief Or, a Rose Gules between two mullets, each of five points Azure

Macmahonarms.jpgBlason président Mac Mahon.svg Arms of Patrice de Mac-Mahon, Duke of Magenta, President of the French Republic, 1873-1879.

Ancestral arms:Argent, three Lions passant facing to the sinister Gules, armed and langued Azure a chief Gules Semy of Mullets of five points Argent.

Motto:Sic Nos Sic Sacra Tuemur (Latin: 'Thus We Defend Our Sacred Rights')

Julesgrevyarms.jpg Jules Grévy, President of the French Republic from 1879 to 1887, did not specific what arms he wanted for his stall plate. Therefore, his stall plate shows an unpainted shield
Carnotarms.jpgBlason président Carnot.svgBlason président Mac Mahon.svg Arms of Marie François Sadi Carnot, President of the French Republic, 1887-1894.

Ancestral arms:Azure, below a Mullet of five points Argent three Martlets two over one, all Argent.

No Motto

Blason président Périer.svg Jean Casimir-Perier, President of the French Republic, 1894-1895

Ancestral arms: azure, a bend or below a crowned lion head argent, langued gules.

Torse: Or and Azure

Mantling: Or lined Azure

Félix Faure, President of the French Republic, 1895-1899

No arms known

Emileloubetarms.jpg Émile Loubet, President of the French Republic from 1899 to 1906, had no traditional arms. Loubet's stallplate for the Order of the Seraphim shows azure a branch of laurel surmounted by a cipher composed of the letters E&L, which was specifically designed for his installment into the order. The motto virtute et labore was adopted, which is Latin for "virtue and work".
Blason président Fallières.svg Armand Fallières, President of the French Republic from 1906 to 1913, had no traditional arms. Fallières's stallplate for the Order of the Seraphim shows azure a a cipher composed of the letters A&F, which was specifically designed for his installment into the order. The motto l'homme ne vaut que par le bien qu'il fait was adopted, which is French for "we are judged by our deeds".
Raymondpoincarearms.jpg Raymond Poincaré, President of the French Republic from 1913 to 1920, had no traditional arms. Poincaré's stallplate for the Order of the Seraphim shows azure a a cipher composed of the letters R&P, which was specifically designed for his installment into the order.
Paul Deschanel, President of the French Republic in 1920

No arms known

Alexandre Millerand, President of the French Republic from 1920 to 1924

No arms known

Gaston Doumergue, President of the French Republic from 1924 to 1931

No arms known

Paul Doumer, President of the French Republic in 1931

No arms known

Albert Lebrun, President of the French Republic, 1931-1940.

No arms known.

Vincent Auriol, President of the French Republic, 1947-1954.

No arms known.

Rene Coty, President of the French Republic, 1954-1959.

No arms known.

Blason président De Gaulle.svgBlason président De Gaulle (Séraphin).svg Arms of Charles de Gaulle, President of the French Republic, 1959-1969.

Ancestral arms: Quarterly 1 and 4, Azure, a Lion rampant Argent, crowned Or, 2 and 3: Tierced per pale Argent, Gules and Azure, in chief three Leaves Sable, points downwards, and in base, three Trefoils Or.

Assumed on him being admitted to the Order of the Seraphim on 8 May 1963:

Tierced per pale Azure , Argent and Gules, on the centre Pale a Patriarchal Cross

Motto: France Libre (French:)

Georges Pompidou, President of the French Republic, 1969-1974.

No arms known


Vgearms2.jpgBlason président Giscard d'Estaing.svg Arms of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, President of the French Republic, 1974-1981.

Assumed on him being admitted to the Order of the Seraphim on 6 June 1980:Azure a Fasces Or with Axe Argent, bound Argent and surrounded by a wreath of Laurel Or, bound Argent.

No motto.

Armes François Mitterrand (Ordre du Seraphin).svg François Mitterrand, President of the French Republic from 1981 to 1995,

May have been related to an armigerous family.

Assumed on his being admitted to the Order of the Seraphim: Azure, a Tree eradicated Or.

No motto.

Jacques Chirac, President of the French Republic, 1995-2007. Admitted to the Order of the Seraphim on 10 April 2000.

No Arms known.

Coat of Arms of Nicolas Sarkozy (Golden Fleece Variant).svg Arms of Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic, 2007-2012.

Ancestral arms: Gules, on a Mount Vert, a Wolf rampant Proper, holding in its dexter paw a Sabre also Proper, pomelled and hilted Or

Crest: A Wolf rampant Proper, holding in its dexter paw a Sabre also Proper.

Torse:

Mantling:

No motto.

Francois Hollande, President of the French Republic, 2012–present.

No arms known.