Lis coat of arms

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Lis
Lis
Details
Battle cry Lis, Orzy Orzy, Strzępacz
Alternative names Bzura, Sikora, Strępaca, Lisy, Murza, Vulpis
Earliest mention 1306 (seal)
Families
Cities Jędrzejów, Rydzyna

Lis (Polish for "Fox") is a Polish coat of arms. It was used by many noble families of Clan Lis.

The legend of the coat of arms[edit]

In 1058 Duke Casimir I the Restorer while chasing the pagan Lithuanians and Yotvingians who devastated Polish lands, came to Sochaczew. He sent a knight of the Lis Clan (Fox Clan) to scout the region for enemies. When the knight came across a river he met a strong enemy unit. Unable to attack them alone, he decided immediately to shoot a lighted arrow into the air to call for reinforcements. Help arrived soon and defeated the enemies. A grateful Casimir granted the brave knight a new coat of arms with an arrow in the escutcheon and his former sign - the fox - was placed in the crest.

Notable bearers[edit]

Notable bearers of this coat of arms have included:

Gallery[edit]

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Bibliography[edit]

  • Andrzej Kulikowski: Wielki herbarz rodów polskich. Warszawa: Świat Książki, 2005, s. 238-240. ISBN 83-7391-523-0.
  • Jan Długosz: Jana Długosza kanonika krakowskiego Dziejów polskich ksiąg dwanaście, ks. IX. Kraków: 1867-1870, s. 264.
  • Tadeusz Gajl: Herbarz polski od średniowiecza do XX wieku : ponad 4500 herbów szlacheckich 37 tysięcy nazwisk 55 tysięcy rodów. L&L, 2007. ISBN 978-83-60597-10-1.