Coat of Arms of Enea Silvio Piccolomini
On October 25, in 1689 the Austrian army general Enea Silvio Piccolomini, during his campaign against the Ottomans in Kosovo, Bosnia and Macedonia ordered to burn the City of Skopje, because of the cholera epidemic that has engulfed the city.
General Piccolomini came from a very well-established noble family from Siena, Italy, which included two Roman popes, Pope Pius II and Pope Pius III, and Octavio Piccolomini de Aragon, Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece.
The blazon of the Coat of Arms of General Piccolomini:
Although the family acquired its noble status in the XII century, the earliest records of the Coat of Arms are dating from the XIV century. There are no official data for its origin and symbolism, although there are several unofficial versions.