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Oviedo University (Oviedo, Asturias, Spain)

Universidad de Oviedo

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[Oviedo University (Oviedo, Asturias, Spain)] 2:3
by Luis Miguel Arias

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The flag of Oviedo University is flown beside the Spanish and Asturian ones from several university buildings. Adoption date unknown.

Luis Miguel Arias, 18 January 2002

From the Estatutos de la Universidad de Oviedo, disposición de 3 de julio de 1985, publicado en BOE de 1 de agosto de 1985, Artículo 10.1 (University of Oviedo's statutes, disposition of 3rd July 1985, published in the Official State Bulletin of 1st August 1985), Article 10.1:

El escudo de la Universidad de Oviedo es el tradicional, constituido por el escudo heráldico de los Valdés, a saber: En campo de plata, tres barras azules con diez cruces de San Jorge de Inglaterra, bajo sombrero, cruz y cordones arzobispales.

The coat-of-arms of the University of Oviedo is (...) that of the Valdés family (...): Argent three bars Azure between ten crosses of St George of England [sic]. Crest: archbishop's hat, cross, cords and tassels.

This (official) description is mistaken, since the "crosses of St George of England" are actually red roses, alternatively blazoned as red discs bearing a white cross each (ten torteaux each charged with a cross Argent, as on the above image). Also, the Valdés arms show 12 roses/roundels not 10.

Antonio Nieto, translated by Santiago Dotor, 21 January 2002

From the University website:

[The University] was founded in 1579, obtained approval from Pope Gregory XIII and King Phillip III in 1604, started its activities on 21 September 1608 teaching Teology, Canons, Laws and Arts, and its first chancellor was Alonso Marañón de Espinosa.
Panizo 1994 says:
La Universidad de Oviedo utiliza (...) las armas de su fundador, Fernando Valdés de Salas, que llevan, en plata, tres fajas de azur acompañadas de diez roeles de gules, cargados de sendas crucetas de oro y puestos tres-dos-dos-tres. Por timbre, capelo y borlas de arzobispo y acolada la cruz arzobispal

The University of Oviedo uses (...) the arms of its founder, Fernando Valdés de Salas [1483-1568, Archbishop and Inquisitor General]: Argent three bars Azure between ten torteaux each charged with a cross Or, placed 3,2,2,3. Crest: archbishop's hat, cross and tassels.

José Carlos Alegría, translated by Santiago Dotor, 21 January 2002

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