Gert Oswald (* 1944 in Dresden ; † 1996 ) was a German freelance restorer in the preservation of monuments and heraldry .
Gert Oswald was already interested in history as a teenager and therefore often stayed in the youth club of the Dresden Historical Museum . In private studies, he acquired knowledge and skills in artistic plastic and metal design and, as an autodidact , acquired extensive knowledge in the fields of coat of arms and religious orders .
In 1984 he published the first edition of his to standard work become lexicon of heraldry, the 22 years after the first edition was launched, and ten years after the death of the editor again unchanged.
- Lexicon of Heraldry . Bibliographical Institute, Mannheim / Vienna / Zurich / Leipzig 1984, ISBN 3-411-02149-7 ; 2nd unchanged edition with the subtitle Von Apfelkreuz bis Zwillingsbalken, Battenberg, Regenstauf 2006, ISBN 3-86646-010-4 ; 3rd edition 2011, ISBN 978-3-86646-077-5 .
- Literature by and about Gert Oswald in the catalog of the German National Library
- Website for the 2nd edition of his heraldry lexicon (PDF; 830 kB)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German heraldist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1944|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dresden|
|DATE OF DEATH||1996|