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Issue Date 30.10.1995
ID Michel: 349-351 Scott: 269-271 Stanley Gibbons: 397-399 Yvert: 324-326 UPU:  N/A  Category: pP
Author Hrvoje Sercar, painter and graphic designer, Zagreb
Ratko Janjic, academic painter, Zagreb
Darko Jakic, academic painter and graphic artist from Zagreb
Stamps in set 3
Value 1   kn -  SPIRIDON BRUSINA
Size (width x height) 29.82mm x 35.50mm
Products FDC  x1
Paper white 115g, gummed
Perforation 14
Print Technique Multicoloured Offsetprint
Printed by "Zrinski" - Cakovec
Quantity 350000 each
Issuing Authority Croatian Post


Spiridion Brusina, born in 1845 in Zadar, studied natural history at

Vienna University and soon after his first appointment as head of the Natural sciences Department of the National Museum, he established an independent Zoology section and began to organize and develop the Zoological Museum. He was among the first to notice the importance of scientific research into the depths of the Adriatic and claimed the sea was a source of life and living species. He was founder of maritime biology in Croatia. He was particulary interested in birds and set up the beginnings of ornithology in Croatia. He analyzed and classified 600 fossil species. He has a great merit for popularizing science in Croatia. Natural scientists throughout Europe named in his honor about 50 species according to his name.

 Bogoslav Sulek was born in 1816 in Slovakia. He studied in Pozun

(today Bratislava) and attended the Evangelist College where he read philosophy, theology, law and natural science. At the end of 1838 he came to Brod on Sava. He studied Croatian and started correspondence with Ljudevit Gaj. Sulek's interest in philology resulted in writing a dictionary that was published in 1860 as the two-volume "German-Croatian Dictionary". The Ilyrian Movement kept alight the awareness of the importance of the Croatian language in schools and cultural institutions in Croatia. Sulek spent ten years working as chief editor of the dictionary. The dictionary of scientific terminology was published in 1875. The title was "Hrvatsko-Njemacki-Talijanski rjecnik znanstvenog nazivlja".

Faust Vrancic, who was born in 1551 in Sibenik, studied at the

Padua University and later became a secretary to the emperor and king Rudolf II at a royal court in Prague, where he came in contact with many scientists and scholars. He published several works on ethics, theology, history, philology and technology. In 1595 he published his worldwide famous dictionary of "the five most respectable European languages" under the title "Dictionarium Quinque Nobilissimarum Evropae Linguarum, Latinae, Italicae, Germanicae, Dalmatinae, Ungaricae". All Croatian entries are in Vranicic's chakavian dialect with some elements of the stokavian dialect. The "Dictionarium" is the first comprehensive dictionary of the Croatian and Hungarian languages.




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References:  Croatian Post

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