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- Holy Roman Empire
The largest territory of the empire after 962 was the Kingdom of Germany, though it also came to include the Kingdom of Bohemia (The Czech Republic), the Kingdom of Burgundy (Southern France), the Kingdom of Italy, and numerous other territories.
- House of Habsburg
The House of Habsburg, or House of Austria, was one of the most influential royal houses of Europe. The throne of the Holy Roman Empire was continuously occupied by the Habsburgs between 1438 and 1740. The house also produced emperors and kings of the Kingdom of Bohemia, Kingdom of England (Jure uxoris King), Kingdom of France (Queen consort), Kingdom of Germany, Kingdom of Hungary, Empire of Russia, Kingdom of Croatia, Second Mexican Empire, Kingdom of Ireland (Jure uxoris King), Kingdom of Portugal, and Habsburg Spain, as well as rulers of several Dutch and Italian principalities.
originally posted by: EightAhoy
a reply to: nOraKat
The Great Seal of the United States of America comes from the coat of arms of Austria.
Or, vice versa?
Adopted 1782 US Seal
Adopted 1945 Coat of Arms Austria
originally posted by: Syphon
The eagle has been the symbol of empires since Rome.
Allegory of Boat, Wolf, and Eagle - by Leonardo Da Vinci sails toward a globe surmounted by a crowned eagle. The drawing, which is at Windsor Castle, was probably made for the wedding of Giuliani de Medici to Philiberta of Savoy. It is another example of Leonardo's taste for the fantastic, which he never lost despite the strong rational core of his temperament.
Two future presidents sit at the Bohemian Grove in 1967 with the flags of France and Denmark in the background.
originally posted by: nOraKat