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Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises

Registration number 20061018D

This certifies that the heraldic arms of Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (1881-1973) borne by his great grandfather Mayer Rachmiel von Mises are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Quarterly Argent and Azure, in sinister chief the caduceus of Mercury Argent and in dexter base an open book proper charged with the Roman numerals I through X Sable, on a bend Gules the Rose of Sharon Argent between two Stars of David Argent.
Crest: Issuant from a crest coronet Or two wings, the dexter wing per fess Argent and Gules, the sinister wing per fess Argent and Azure.
Motto: Tu ne cede malis


Biographical information from
Mises Institute in Alabama

Biographical information

Ludwig Heinrich Edler von Mises (September 29, 1881 – October 10, 1973) was a notable economist and a major influence on the modern libertarian movement. He has been called the "uncontested dean of the Austrian School of economics". His theories have influenced such subsequent economists as Friedrich von Hayek, Eric Voegelin, and Murray Rothbard. Mises died at the age of 92 at St Vincent's hospital in New York.

Ancestors who bore these arms

  • Armiger's father: Arthur Edler von Mises, Austria
  • Grandfather: Abraham Oscar von Mises, Austria
  • 1st GGrandfather: Mayer Rachmiel von Mises, Austria (Note: Arms awarded with 1881 ennoblement by Franz Joseph I of Austria.)

Design rationale

In the upper right-hand quadrant is the staff of Mercury, god of commerce and communication (the Mises family was successful in both; they were merchants and bankers). In the lower left-hand quadrant is a representation of the Ten Commandments. Mayer Rachmiel, as well as his father, presided over various Jewish cultural organizations in Lemberg, the city where Ludwig was born. The red banner displays the Rose of Sharon, which in the litany is one of the names given to the Blessed Mother, as well as the Stars of the Royal House of David, a symbol of the Jewish people. Ludwig's lifelong motto was from Virgil: tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.

Registered by

Michael Swanson


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