The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Heraldry Today

The contents of this Register are intended for research purposes only. The heraldic emblems found in the Register may not be reproduced in any form or in any media without the written consent of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and/or the recipient.

Manfred Karl Franz von Holitzner

Stittsville, Ontario
Grant of Arms
April 28, 1998
Vol. III, p. 239

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Gules a lion rampant Or langued and armed Azure gorged with and wearing a German noble's coronet in the canton the same coronet all Or;


A demi lion Or armed and langued Gules issuant from, wearing and gorged with a German noble's coronet grasping in the dexter forepaw a like coronet all Or;


IN CONTINUUM. This Latin phrase means "In continuous succession".


In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on January 30, 1999, in Volume 133, page 181 of the Canada Gazette.

Artist Information

Original concept of Cecil R. Humphery-Smith, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Eva Pilar-Cass

Judith Bainbridge

Recipient Information