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Catalogue: Special Commemorative Cancellations 2009
Leonardo da Vinci - 490th Death Anniversary 2009

Leonardo da Vinci - 490th Death Anniversary 2009
Wikipedia: Leonardo da Vinci - 490th Death Anniversary 2009

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian: [leoˈnardo da vˈvintʃi]; 15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519) was an Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance Man, a man of "unquenchable curiosity" and "feverishly inventive imagination". He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and "his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote". Marco Rosci states that while there is much speculation about Leonardo, his vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time.  Read more..

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Original Date of Issue Original Date of Issue: May 2, 2009 Theme Theme: Famous People
Michel Catalogue Nos. Michel Catalogue Nos.: ? Designer Designer: V. Bogomaz
MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos. MoldovaStamps Catalogue Nos.: CS2009/24 Printer Printer: Unknown
Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos. Posta Moldovei Catalogue Nos.: SPS2009/24 Category Category: Special Cancellations
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MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. CS2009/24
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. SPS2009/24
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