Thursday, November 19, 2009

An awesome Spanish cover!

Received this awesome cover posted from Barcelona, Spain! Many thanks to David Fornies!
On 15th July 2009, the Spanish Post marked the bicentenery (200th anniversary) of the birth of 3 famous science personalities with a set of beautiful stamps entitled "Science Personality". The trio namely Claudio Moyano, Charles Darwin and Louis Braille were commemorated for their contribution toward science and the development of society.
Claudio Moyano (1809-1890) was a educational reformer, professor and minister of Queen Isabella II. He was most well-known for the reform of the Spanish educational system between 1840 and 1843.
Charles Darwin (1809-1882) was a British naturalist who achieved lasting fame by outlining the Theory of Evolution and proposing that evolution could be explained through natural and sexual selection. This theory is now considered an integral component of biological science.
Louis Braille (1809-1852) was the inventor of braille, a world-wide system used by blind and visually impaired people for reading and writing. Braille is read by passing the fingers over characters made up of an arrangement of one to six embossed points. It has been adapted to almost every known language.

It is one of many stamps issued by postal services around the world to commemorate the bicentenery of the birth of Louis Braille in 2009.

Andorra (24th Jan)
Aruba (5th Jan)

Austria (20th May)

Barbados (6th July)

Belarus (4th Jan)

Belgium (23th Feb)

Brazil (4th Jan)

Cape Verde

Cyprus (12th Mar)

Czech Republic (2nd Jan)

Estonia (4th Jan)

France (4th Jan)

Greece (30th Mar)

Hungary (15th Oct)

India (4th Jan)

Ireland (23th Jan)

Kazakhstan (20 Mar)

Kenya (10th July)

Korea (2nd Jan)

Luxembourg (Sept)

Macau (4th Jan)

Macedonia (17th Jun)

Moldova (4th Jan)

Monaco (29th Apr)

Montenegro (30th Jan)

Morocco (16th Jan)

Netherlands (10th Jan)

Peru

Poland (4th Jan)

Portugal (29th Sept)

Romania (1st Nov 2008)

San Marino (16th Jun)

Sao Tomé (15th Apr)

Senegal (20th May)

Serbia (4th Jan)

Slovak Republic (18th Dec)

Slovenia (30th Jan)


Sweden (14th May)


Syria (15th Jan 2008)

Uzbekistan (2nd Feb)

Vatican (4th Nov)

Wallis & Futuna (7th Mar)

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