Theme – Saint, Charity, Personality, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu is known as MotherTeresa and honoured in Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. She was an Albanian Indian Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity. She came to India in 1929 and spent the rest of life in India looking after the poor and destitute. She was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Peace award in 1962 and Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. She was canonised on 04 Sep 2016.
Journey through 20th Century – Souvenir Sheet Belgium 1999.
Belgium issued a souvenir sheet containing 20 stamps of 17 Fr or 0.42 euro each on important people and events in the journey through 20th Century. The sheet was issued on 04 Dec 1999. The stamps feature
Pope John XXIII King Baudouin Willy Brandt John F Kennedy
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Martin Luther King (1929-1968) Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) Che Guevara Golda Meir Nelson Mandela
Olympics Football Eddy Merckx Chanson
Beatles Charlie Chaplin Tourism -Beaches Musical Instruments, Music, Scouting
A Commemorative stamp was issued by India Post on 07 Nov 2001 on Cancer Awareness Day. The stamp shows a Women carrying out “Breast Self Examination” for early detection of Breast cancer. The Cover features Madam Curie (1867-1934) who discovered Radium and Radioactivity. Radium was used for treatment of Cancer.
Jewish Contribution to World Culture in Modern Era – Miniature Sheet of Israel – 1998.
Israel issued a miniature sheet containing six stamps with tabs on 27 Apr 1998 .The theme was Jewish Contribution to World Culture in Modern Era. The Personalities featured on stamps are
Franz Kafka (1883-1924) – Author- He was a German speaking Bohemian Jewish novelist and short story writer ,widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th Century Literature. He was born into a German speaking Jewish family in Prague.
George Gershwin (1898-1937)-Composer – He was an American composer and Pianist. He was born in Brooklyn USA in an Russian Jewish and Lithuanian Jewish ancestry family.Among his best known works are Orchestral compositions “Rhapsody in Blue” (1924), An American in Paris (1928),as well as contemporary Opera “Porgy & Bess” (1935)
Lev Davidovich Landau (1908-1968) – Soviet Physicist – He was born to Jewish Parents in Baku Azerbaijan. He was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physics for his mathematical theory of superfluidity that account for properties of Liquid Helium II.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) -Physicist- Born in Ulm Germany to non observant Ashkenazi Jews.He was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of Law of Photoelectric effect.He developed the theory of relativity ,one of the two pillars of Modern Physics(alongside quantum mechanics).He is best known for world’s most famous equation – mass energy equivalence formula E = mc2
Leon Blum (1872-1950) – Statesman – He was a French Socialist Politician. A Jew ,he was Prime Minister of France thrice.
Elizabeth Rachel Felix ( 1821-1858) -French Actress of Jewish ancestry