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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Italy 2016 - Leonardo Ximènes



COUNTRY: ITALY
ISSUE DATE: 5 December 2016
STAMP SIZE: 40 x 30 mm
 STAMP THEME: Leonardo Ximènes
 STAMP DESIGN: Cristina Bruscaglia





Leonardo Ximenes (1716 – 1786) was a famous Italian mathematician, engineer, astronomer and geographer from Sicily. After having attended a Jesuit school, he became a mathematician, a hydraulic and civil engineer, and was an eminently respected astronomer in his day. The astronomical observatory, Osservatorio Ximeniano in Florence, is named after him in recognition of his services to the field.










Stamp images thanks to Poste Italiane

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