Continuing with our review of the heraldic stall plates of the XXIII Chapter of the Order of the Golden Fleece held in 1559 in St. Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium, we have the following, from left to right:
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Ferrante Gonzaga, Duke of Ariano: Argent a cross formy throughout gules between four eagles displayed sable, overall an inescutcheon Quarterly: i and iv, Or two bars sable; ii and iii, Gules a lion rampant argent.
Jean de Hennin, 1st Comte de Boussu (1480-1562): Gules a bend or.
Andrea Doria, 1st Prince of Melfi (1466-1560): Per fess or and argent an eagle displayed sable between four ragged staffs in saltire gules.
Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alva (1508-1582): Checky of fifteen argent and azure. (This could also be blazoned: Argent two bars azure a pale counterchanged, though I think that blazon is a little less elegant.)
Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma (1524-1586): Or on a pale gules between six fleurs-de-lis azure an ombrellino or surmounted by a pair of keys in saltire or and argent. We have seen a slightly later iteration of the Farnese arms in the person of Alexander Farnese (1545-1592), Duke of Parma, who was the son of Ottavio here, in a stained glass window in the Cathedral of Our Lady in Antwerp.
Friedrich von Fürstenberg (1496-1559): Or an eagle displayed gules a bordure per bordure nebuly argent and azure.
Ponthus de Lalaing, Seigneur de Bugnicourt: Gules ten lozenges conjoined three three three and one argent.
Claude de Vergy, Comte de Gruères (1495-1560): Gules three roses (or cinquefoils) or.
Henry II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1489-1568): Quarterly: 1, Gules two lions passant guardant in pale or; 2, Or semy of hearts gules a lion rampant azure (sable?); 3, Azure a lion rampant argent crowned armed and langued or; and 4, Gules a lion rampant or a bordure compony azure and argent.