Postal Stamp Image : NICOLOUS COPERNICUS 0691 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 21/07/1973
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0691
Stamp Information : The most eminent poish Scholar, creator of the heliocentric theory of the universe, astronomer, mathematician, economist and physician, Nicolaus Copernicus was born on February 19th, 1473 i Torun into a burgher family. He studied astronomy, law, medicine and theology at universities in Cracow, Bologna, Padua and Ferrara. In 1503, after completing his studies, he returned to Poland where he remained till the end of his days. In 1510, he settled in Frombork where he was appointed canon of the Warmia Chapter. He conducted his astronomical observations there and wrote his main works. About the same time, he presented an outline of his theory of the structure of the universe in his dissertation entitled "Commentariolus". His most important work which contained a discourse on astronomy based on the heliocentric system, was written over the years 1515-1533; it appeared in print under the tilte :De revolutionibus obium coelestium" in 1543 in Nuremberg. This work revolutionaised the then prevailing views on the structure of the universe and laid the foundation for the new cosmology. Copernicus also displayed keen interest in problems of economics. Educated in many disciplines, Copernicus represents one of the most brilliant minds of the European Renaissance.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp is horizontal and depicts the portrait of Nicolus Copernicus. By the side of the portrait the Heliocentric Universe is shown.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.56 x 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Diagonal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 15,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Blue Grey
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