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Sunday, June 5, 2016

France 2016
Louise Labé





COUNTRY: FRANCE
ISSUE DATE: 23 May 2016
CIRCULATION:1 000 320 
STAMP SIZE:40.85 x 30 mm
STAMP THEME:Louise Labé
ENGRAVER:
ine Filhon
STAMP DESIGN:
Elmoise Oddos



Louise Labé (c. 1521 – 1566), also identified as La Belle Cordière (The Beautiful Ropemaker), was a female French poet of the Renaissance. As a young woman, she was acclaimed as an extraordinary horsewoman and archer. Her early biographers called her "la belle Amazone" and report that she dressed in male clothing and fought as a knight on horseback in the ranks of the Dauphin (afterwards Henry II) at the siege of Perpignan.




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