Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fact of the Day: Dauphin of France

Like England's Prince of Wales, the heir apparent to the King of France was known as the Dauphin. The word is French for dolphin and the animal was on the coat of arms for the Dauphin of France. 


  1. I knew the term for dauphin, but I didn't know it came from dolphin. Gracious! I learn so much from you.

  2. i know them as dolphins, one of my favorite sea creatures. we see them here along the jersey shore beaches. they are always so playful and put on a great show!!!!

  3. I've always wondered WHY the heir was called a dolphin, though. What significance does that creature hold for the French monarchy?