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I'm trying to track down coats of arms for the following people:

Catherine of Taranto

Tristan de Clermont

But I don't know even where to start. Any ideas, even in general of where to look for fifteenth century French and Italian nobility?

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This is a question about genealogical heraldry, not history. –  Tyler Durden Apr 16 at 20:49
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The Catherine of Taranto article you mention refers to the Orsini article, which shows the Orsini coat of arms:

Orsini family coat of arms

See the references and links at the bottom of the page.

Rely on the sources rather than Wikipedia in this case.

Update: This article on François Guillaume de Castelnau de Clermont-Lodève, Archbishop of Narbonne, appears relevant. He was born in 1480, 50 years after Tristan's death; the central part of the coat of arms may not have changed. But all this is supposition, included because you wanted leads.

Note the galero in the image:

Coat of arms of François Guillaume de Castelnau de Clermont-Lodève

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Wouldn't every nobleman have his personal coat of arms, of course strongly related to the one of his family? –  Lohoris Apr 14 at 15:06
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