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

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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.

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


Azure, in base a Mullet and in chief two Crescents Or, on a Chief of the last a Rose Gules between two mullets 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 regardant in pale Gules

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 specify what arms he wanted for his stall plate. Therefore, his stall plate shows an unpainted shield

Carnotarms.jpgBlason président Carnot.svg Arms of Marie François Sadi Carnot, President of the French Republic, 1887-1894.

Ancestral arms: Azure, three Martlets, and in chief a Mullet, all Argent

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

Ancestral arms: Azure, a Bend Or, in dexter chief a Lion's head erased Argent crowned Or

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.

Assumed on his induction into the Order of the Seraphim:

Azure, a branch of Laurel surmounted by a Cipher composed of the letters E&L Or

Motto: "virtute et labore (Latin: "virtue and work")

Blason président Fallières.svg Armand Fallières, President of the French Republic from 1906 to 1913

Assumed on his induction into the Order of the Seraphim:

Azure, a Cipher composed of the letters A&F Or

Motto: l'homme ne vaut que par le bien qu'il fait (French: "we are judged by our deeds")

Raymondpoincarearms.jpg Raymond Poincaré, President of the French Republic from 1913 to 1920

Assumed on his induction into the Order of the Seraphim:

Azure, a Cipher composed of the letters R&P Or

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: Tierced in fess Argent, Gules, and Azure, the Argent charged with three oak galls Gules slipped and leaved Vert, the Azure charged with three trefoils slipped Or.

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

Per pale Azure and Gules, on a Pale Argent a Patriarchal Cross of the Second

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 bindings Argent between two Laurel sprigs disposed orleways of the second and bound together in base by a ribbon of the third.

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.

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

His stallplate shows the Arms of the French Republic: Or, the letters R and F conjoined Or; surrounded by the Collar of the Order of the Seraphim.

No motto.


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 Or

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

Torse: Or, Azure and Gules

Mantling: to the dexter, Or lined Azure, and to the sinister, Or lined Gules.

No motto.

Francois Hollande, President of the French Republic, 2012–2017.

No arms known.

Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, 2017–present.

No arms known.

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