What does FERT stand for?
What does FERT mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: FERT.
What does FERT mean?
- FERT, the motto of the Royal House of Italy, the House of Savoy, was adopted by King Vittorio Amedeo II. It appeared for the first time on the collar of the Supreme Order of the Most Holy Annunciation or Ordine Supremo della Santissima Annunziata, the primary dynastic order of the kingdom. This ceased to be a national order when Italy became a republic in 1946. The order remains under the jurisdiction of the head of the House of Savoy, however, as hereditary Sovereign and Grand Master. The meaning of the letters has been a matter of some controversy, to which a number of interpretations have been offered. The motto is believed an acronym of:— ⁕Foedere et Religione Tenemur; although others have suggested:— ⁕Fortitudo Eius Rhodum Tenuit, referring to the victory of Amadeus V, Count of Savoy, who fought against the Saracens at the 1310 siege of Rhodes; or either ⁕Fortitudo Eius Republicam Tenet; or ⁕Fides Est Regni Tutela.