Slovakian post issued a postage stamp to mark 550th Anniversary of Establishment of the Academia Istropolitana.
The stamp uses an initial from an unknown Franciscan manuscript from 1494 depicting a scene from a scriptorium; St. Francis accompanied by a scribe and an unknown benefactress (the engraved initial is currently in the ownership of Bratislava City Museum).
The background of the sheet uses the decoration of a folio from Bratislava Notated Missal VII, which was written for the Chapter in 1489 by Lukáš Apáti, a canon of the Chapters of Veszprém and Eger.
The Academia Istropolitana was established in Bratislava by the king of Hungary, Matthias Corvinus with the help of the Archbishop of Esztergom Johann Vitéz and Pécs Bishop Janus Pannonius in 1465.
Here, educational activities gradually took place at its four faculties of art, law, theology and medicine.
The academy won international acclaim especially thanks to the mathematicians and astronomers Regiomontanus (Johannes Müller von Königsberg) and Marcin Bylica from Olkusz.
Title: Academia Istropolitana – Slovakia
Date of Issue: 26 June 2015
Denominations: 1.40 €
Source: Slovakian Post
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