Tuesday, January 12, 2010
#018 Czech...Thanks Radek
The stamp on the left was a portait of Master Jan Hus,from 2002 Czech for Europe series.
Jan Hus was a Czech priest, philosopher, reformer, and master at Charles University in Prague.
He is famed for having been burned at the stake by civil authorities for what the Catholic Church considered to be his heretical views on ecclesiology, as the civil authorities saw heresy as a criminal offense. Hus was a key predecessor to the Protestant movement of the 16th century, and his teachings had a strong influence on the states of Europe, most immediately in the approval for the existence of a reformist Bohemian religious denomination, and, more than a century later, on Martin Luther himself.
The stamp on the right is Czech 2005 EUROPA issue of Gastronomy.