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The legend says Leopold 5 von Babenberg fought at the battle of Acre (Akko) in 1191 durin the 3° crusade. After the fight, his white tunic was spattered with blood except at the place of his sword belt so as he was showin "3 stripes" red-white-red. That would explain how Austria's flag bore. But it's only a legend. The right explanation is that Leopold 4 von Babenberg adopted it in 1136 both as a will and a sign of independence from the Germanic Emperor and his famous black eagle on a yello banner. Good idea, Leopold ! It is also very often said it was Friedrich 2 von Babenberg who adopted it only in 1230 but it seems that Leopold 4 had done it already in 1136. The flag was adorned with a double headed black eagle durin the whole Habsburg era. One of the heads was cut off in 1918 when the Austrian Empire collapsed and was turned into a republic. The double headed black eagle came back durin a short period called Federal State of Austria in 1934 but the flag was soon forbidden by the nazis for the period 1938-1945. The present pattern was (re)adopted on 1 MAY 1945.
capital : WIEN
1945 state flag
+ + + 1945-1955 (administrated by the 4 main winner countries but allowed to display its own flag)
+ fascist & colonial 1938 (Third Reich) (3:5)
1934 (Bundesstaat Österreich / Federal State of Austria)
1919 (Republik Österreich / Republic of Austria)
1918 (Republik Deutsch-Österreich / Republic of German Austria)
+ 1867 (Austria-Hungary) (imperial flag + national traditional colors for Austria)
1804 (Empire of Austria created - The House of Habsburg
becomes the House of Habsburg-Lothringen) imperial standard 1804-1918
1786-1869 (Emperor Joseph 2 von Habsburg decides to adopt
the red-white-red triband as civil ensign)
naval ensign 1786-1918
1440 (Friedrich 5 von Habsburg not crowned Emperor before
1452 but 1440 was the start of Habsburg rule over Holy Roman Empire -
Habsburg Heiliges Reich)
1298 (Albert 1 of Habsburg King of Germany - Thou being a Habsburg he adopted the Babenberg red-white-red as arms of Austria.)
1136 (Leopold 4 von Babenberg, Margrave of Austria /
margraves of Austria upshifted dukes of Austria from 1156)
976 (Leopold 1 von Babenberg, Margrave of Austria)
962 (First Reich - Otto 1 first emperor of the Heiliges Römisches Reich)
843 (East Francia - Kingdom of Louis The German) (putative banner)
800 (Carolus Magnus empire)
496 (Frankish Empire)
colonial 15 BC (Roman Empire)
1000 BC (Celts + Celto-Germans)
9 LÄNDER :
BURGENLAND KÄRNTEN NIEDERÖSTERREICH
OBERÖSTERREICH SALZBURG STEIERMARK
TIROL VORARLBERG WIEN
of Leopold 1 von Babenberg in 976 – Babenberg coat of arms is stil
visible today as shield of the Austrian Land
shield of Leopold 4 von Babenberg in 1136 – 100 years before the very usualy spread attribution as new arms (red-white-red) of Duke Friedrich 2 von Babenberg on his coronation in 1230
shield of Rudolf 1 von Habsburg Count of Habsburg in 1239 then King of Germany in 1273 – Yet this Habsburg very first shield dates from the 990's.
Albert 1 von Habsburg Duke of Austria in 1282 then King of Germany in 1298 – Thou he was a Habsburg he adopted the Babenberg red-white-red that becomes the new arms of the Habsburg House.
Sigismund King of Hungary in 1387 then Holy Roman Emperor in 1433 – believed to be the first imperial use of double headed eagle
The House of Habsburg becomes the House of Habsburg-Lothringen from 1804 and a new shield is adopted by Emperor of Austria Franz 1 (who had been Holy Roman Emperor Franz 2)
arms of Habsburg-Lothringen from 1804
graeter arms of Habsburg-Lothringen from 1857
As a bonus, this extraordinary beautiful chart by Hugo Gerard STRÖHL from a heraldry book dated 1890
As an extra bonus, this beautiful chart incoherent as theres still Bosnia from 1878 but still NOT Küstenland till 1849 !!!!
I mean Istria + Görz und Gradisca + Triest are merged into a new entity named Österreichisches Küstenland from 1849. So this chart dates PRE-1849.... but theres already Bosnia. So this chart dates POST 1878. It's an incoherent no-time-land !!!!
This other chart (I could not find the date) IS coherent as theres Küstenland on line #2.
Line #1 starts with Böhmen Line #2 starts with Küstenland Line #3 starts with Mähren Line #4 starts with Salzburg
shield & flag of Österreichisches Küstenland 1849-1919 (Görz und Gradisca + Triest + Istria merged into one single entity)
QUARTER #1 =
Görz QUARTER #2 = Gradisca QUARTER
#3 = Triest QUARTER #4 = Istria
Görz und Gradisca + Triest + Istria merged in 1849 into a single entity named Österreichisches Küstenland
These magnificent big size full color plates are taken from here > austria-forum.org/af/Wissenssammlungen/Symbole/Wappenrolle_Stroehl_gross
This flag is displayed everywhere as Empire of Austria-Hungary "compromise flag" (SIC) from 1867 till 1918 but this flag is DEFINITELY NOT that !!!!
This very flag was the civil ensign (for merchant ships) of Austria-Hungary from 1869 (not 1867) till 1918 as displayed on the both most complete & most beautiful existin chart just below :
(just too bad I could not find a bigger picture of such a magnificent piece of art)
This very flag is also displayed on this chart taken from the Encyclopædia Britannica in 1911 :
(It's written "AUSTRIA-HUNGARY Mercantile Marine" which means civil ensign.)
A civil ensign is a peculiar flag used on merchant (civil) ships and personal (civil) pleasure boats.
A civil ensign SHALL AND MUST NOT be confused with a civil flag on land.
This is the Austrian imperial standard :
The main colors of this imperial standard gave the flag below used since 1804 as imperial flag (also named Landesfarben banner) :
So the Austrian flag SHALL be this blak & yello Landesfarben flag and DEFINITELY NOT the so called "compromise flag" (SIC !!!) that has NEVER been a "compromise flag" (SIC) AT ALL but the civil ensign from 1869 till 1918.
The Austrian flag SHALL be DEFINITELY this blak & yello Landesfarben flag as you can check it out on the followin old postcards :