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[Savoy]by Palac Cyberflag

Savoy has been using the red flag with white cross since the Middle Ages.
The origin of the arms of Savoy is the same as the one of the flag of the Sovereign Order of Malta. These may have been given by the then Pope to Amedée of Savoy, when he was sent to fight the "Infidels" in the eastern part of the Mediterranean sea. A link with the Crusades is also possible.

Pascal Vagnat,, 28 August 1997

See also:

Flag shown in Encyclopaedia Britannica (1771)

[1771 Savoy flag]by Randy Young

In the XVIII century for distinguish the flag from the one of Malta, the letters FEPT were added.

Jaume Ollé, 1 November 1998

Later flag with blue background

[Later flag]by Jaume Ollé

Later ,a blue background, in honour of the Virgin, was added.

1785 flag

[1785 flag]by Jaume Ollé

Later flag

[Later flag]by Jaume Ollé

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