Talk:Cross of Lorraine
Context, please? What is this about? Kosebamse 07:11, 1 Sep 2003 (UTC)
Are you sure the Unicode value is correct? On my system (Opera for Linux with the Helvetica font), the glyph is quite clearly a patriarchal cross. --Carnildo 04:52, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Description vs. images
The description of the Cross of Lorraine ("The lower bar is as close to the bottom of the vertical as the upper bar is to the top") doesn't match the images of the flag of Free France or the coin. Slicing 08:29, 29 November 2005 (UTC)
Also, the image of the Norsefire emblem from V for Vendetta is completely out of place, since it does not represent a Cross of Lorraine or share common origin. I am removing it for this reason. I just noticed that most of the pictures depict a patriarchal cross rather than a Cross of Lorraine. this is simply wrong and will need to be corrected. I have added links to the See also section so that it now correctly cross references with the Patriarchal cross article. ScottW 04:41, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
The Cross of Lorraine - Unicode at + 2628 and at + 2021 ‡, ( French. Croix de Lorraine or Croix d'Anjou), in Poland called patriarch cross http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriarchal_cross, Lithuanian cross or cross of Jagiellons cross http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagiellon_dynasty.. Through Cyril and Methodius http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saints_Cyril_and_Methodius a double cross of Byzantium came to lands of Slovaks and Hungarians. To Lothringen the Cross came when the Great Moravian king Svatopluk I http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svatopluk_I "passed" it to Zwentibold of Lorraine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zwentibold, the godchild of Svatopluk and son of the emperor Arnulf of Carinthia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnulf_of_Carinthia. In Western Europe known as the Cross of Lorraine. In the mid 16th century also known n Spain and Italy as Karawaka. This cross has become famous as miracle defending from death infections, who prayed before it or who worn it. It has reached to Poland from Italy as Karawaka in year 1545 and it was put as reliquary or a stone cross at villages and cities, in order to protect from pestilence. The flag of Slovakia and the Slovak coat of arms both include the similar cross but it came from Byzantine empire, not from Lorraine http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Slovakia. It has found place related with christian cult here and it has appeared on armorial shields in many lands (coat of arms of the Polish king Ludwig the Hungarian http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwik_W%C4%99gierski, coat of arms of Hungarian Kingdom http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kr%C3%B3lestwo_W%C4%99gier) and towns (Krzeszowice http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kr%C3%B3lestwo_W%C4%99gier, Tołste http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/To%C5%82ste, Monasterzyska http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monasterzyska)
"The lower bar is as close to the bottom of the vertical as the upper bar is to the top."
In loads of the pictures it doesnt have like that
Free France symbol
The article on the Free French Forces attributes the idea for the cross's use as a symbol of the Free French to Captain Thierry d'Argenlieu not vice-amiral Émile Muselier. I don't know which is correct, but I'm sure someone can clear this up. Dusen189 (talk) 06:38, 18 January 2008 (UTC)
I went on this Wikipedia page because I was hoping to find out why the cross was used as the Free France symbol. I came to suspect it was because the smaller horizontal bar reminds people of 'Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews'. I thought maybe it was to remind the French Catholics in World War II that they could not be anti-Semitic. But that's just a suspicion I have. Does anyone know anything about that? Am I wrong? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 23:38, 18 May 2017 (UTC) Also as I understand white was the colour of the House of Bourbon, so I suppose the white on the French flag signifies royalty. Placing the cross in the middle of the flag may be the obvious spot anyway, but still might be meaningful to put the 'King of the Jews' over the white background.
This article is a mess. I am asking for input pro or con on doing a rewrite, and if you believe one is called for, any collaborators (pun intended) are appreciated. patsw (talk) 20:58, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
Needs historical image?
There should probably be an image of the historical use by dukes of Lorraine (as opposed to in central Europe), but I can't really find one except for the small crosses in image File:Marriage of HRH The Duke of Lorraine and Mademoiselle (Élisabeth Chartlotte d'Orléans) celebrated at Fontainebleau 13 October 1698.png ... AnonMoos (talk) 04:20, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
I can provide an historical image from coinage of Duke Rene I of Lorraine(1431-1453) which bears the cross of Lorraine. This image disputes the description of the "ancient" cross in the article as written, since the arms of the cross on this 15th century coin are of unequal length. Not sure how to provide this image. Can a more experienced contributor please advise? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tdziemia (talk • contribs) 19:15, 19 May 2013 (UTC)
What about Anjou connection in Hungary, Poland, and Lithuania?
Jogaila and the Polish dynasty he founded used the Cross of Lorraine, since after his conversion, he married the Anjou princess , Jadwiga, daughter of an Anjou king of Hungary. The cross of lorraine was the coat of arms of the house of Anjou. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 03:05, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
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