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Saturday, July 23, 2016

France 2016 - French Academy of Sciences 350 Years







COUNTRY: FRANCE
ISSUE DATE: 28 June 2016
CIRCULATION:1 000 020
STAMP SIZE:40.85 x 30 mm
STAMP THEME:Académie des sciences
ENGRAVER:
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STAMP DESIGN:
Marion Favreau 




The French Academy of Sciences (Académie des sciences) is a learned society, founded in 1666 by Louis XIV at the suggestion of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, to encourage and protect the spirit of French scientific research. It was at the forefront of scientific developments in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, and is one of the earliest Academies of Sciences.



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