Duchy of Pomerania-Wolgast
Coat of arms
|Status||State of the Holy Roman Empire|
• 1295–1309 (first)
• 1474–1478 (last)
|Historical era||Late Middle Ages|
• Partition of the Duchy of Pomerania
|25 May 1368|
• Partition of part of its territory into Pomerania-Stargard
• Unification of the Duchy of Pomerania
|Today part of||Poland|
The Duchy of Pomerania-Wolgast,[a] also known as the Duchy of Wolgast, and the Duchy of Wołogoszcz,[b] was a feudal duchy in Western Pomerania within the Holy Roman Empire. Its capital was Wolgast. It was ruled by the Griffin dynasty. It existed in the Late Middle Ages era from 1295 to 1478.
The state was formed in 1160, in the partition of the Duchy of Pomerania, with duke Bogislaw IV, as its first ruler. In 1478, the state was incorporated into the re-unified Duchy of Pomerania, under the rule of duke Bogislaw X. During its existence, part of its territory was partitioned into Pomerania-Stolp (1368), Pomerania-Neustettin (1368), Pomerania-Barth (1376), and Pomerania-Stargard (1377).
The coat of arms of the duchy was the escutcheon separated into two halves, with the upper half being red, and lower half, a blue and yellow (gold) checker. In the upper half is placed white (silver) upper half of a Griffin. It was originally the coat of arms of the Bernstein Land.