Jakob Degen, born on 27 February 1760 in Liedertswil in Switzerland, has gone down in history as an extremely creative inventor and aviation pioneer. The new commemorative pays tribute to this great 18th and 19th century mind.
Originally Degen, who moved to Vienna in his childhood, was a ribbon-maker by trade, but in 1778 he began to learn the craft of watchmaker, in which he took his master-craftsman examination in 1792. In 1807, he designed his first flying machine fitted with movable wings.
Title: 250th Anniversary of the Birth of Inventor Jakob Degen
Date of Issue: 15 October 2010
Denominations: 1.25 EUR