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The Zodiac

In both astrology and historical astronomy, the zodiac is a circle of twelve 30° divisions of celestial longitude that are centered upon the ecliptic: the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. The paths of the Moon and visible planets also remain close… read more »

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Flag of Austria

The flag of Austria has three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and red.

The Austrian triband is the second-oldest flag in use at least since 1230, after the Danish flag (which has been in use since 1219).

The flag traces back to the coat of arms of the medieval Babenberg dynasty, a silver band on a red field (in heraldry: Gules a fess Argent). The origin of the Bindenschild has not been conclusively established, it possibly derived from the Styrian margraves of the Otakar noble family, who themselves may have adopted the colours from the descendants of the Carinthian duke Adalbero (ruled 1011–1035), a scion of the House of Eppenstein extinct in 1122. However, already the Babenberg margrave Leopold III of Austria (1095–1136) was depicted with a triband shield in 1105.


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