This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Mantova (Lombardy, Italy)

Città di Mantova, Mantua

Last modified: 2020-07-26 by rob raeside
Keywords: mantua | mantova | lombardy |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

image by Roberto Breschi from CISV

Historical Flags:

See also:

The Gonfalone

from <>

From <>:
"Drappo bianco bordato di rosso, caricato nel centro dello stemma con l'iscrizione centrata in oro: "Città di Mantova".
(dallo statuto Comunale)."
Eli Gutterman, 26 October 2005

Coat of Arms

from <>

1328-1708 Flag

image by Jaume Ollé, 19 October 1998

Gonzaga Dinasty flag from around 1328 to 1708 (1708 Mantua was attribued to Austria). Reconstructed from written description .Also it is reported as white flag with red Saint George cross.
Jaume Ollé, 19 October 1998

1737-1769 Flag

image by Jaume Ollé, 19 October 1998

For the XVIII century a strange flag is reported from several plates. I know about some variations (depending of the quality of the pictures). The first one that I saw showed the flag as blue with narrow red stripes, one on top and one on bottom and with aparently one head (no double heads - see below). Also in another plate I noted same flag without figure. Unafortunately in this era I didn't took notes from the source and they are now unavailables. The most comoon design is the above one. Attribued to 1737-1769 (or maybe a little later ?).
Jaume Ollé, 19 October 1998

Flag According to Steenbergen Book (1862)

image by Jaume Ollé, 27 January 2003

No. 134 - Mantua. The motto say: I assist at need -  man steers the fate.
Jaume Ollé, 27 January 2003

Mantova Dukedom

Here is the flag of Mantua Dukedom. The source was an image that appears on "Forum Autonomista" pages, at <> (defunct). Gianpietro Gallinelli of Cultural Association "Terra Insubre" recognized it as the flag (or Coat of Arms) of Mantua Dukedom.
Matteo Colaone, 18 October 2000

Details of escutcheon of Mantua Coat of Arms and Banner of Arms:
1) (Bezant Empire) ; Gules (or Azure?? I heard about both versions... ), a Double-headed Eagle Or;
2) (?) Gules, a lion statant crowned Or;
3) (family of Gonzaga); barry of 8, Or and Sable;
4) (Constantinople); Gules; a Cross Or accompanied with four letters "B" Or;
5) (Aragon); Paly of 9, Or and Gules;
6) (Montferrat); Argent, a Chief Gules;
7) (Saxony); Arms well-known;
8) (Dukedom of Bar); Azure, two Fishes Or.
9) (Jerusalem); Argent, a Cross Potent accompained with four Crosslets Or.
Victor Lomantsov, 18 October 2000