TYPE: A33, A34
ISSUED: April 1, 1932
PROCESS: Photogravure
PAPER: Watermarked double cross on pyramid
PERF.: 15, 14
PRINTED: At the State Printing Office at Budapest, where the designing was completed.
PURPOSE: To commemorate the 7th centenary of the death of St. Elizabeth in 1231.
DESIGN: Head of St. Elizabeth from an original painting. St. Elizabeth ministering to children
HISTORY: St. Elizabeth, Queen of Thuringia, born in 1207, daughter of Andrew II, King of Hungary, married at the age of fourteen to Louis IV of Thuringia; noted for her gifts to the poor; after her husband’s death she was deprived of the Regency by his brother, was driven from her home with her three small children, found refuge with her uncle in Bamberg; later refused to return to the regency, lived at Marburg, administering to the sick and needy. She died on November 17, 1231 and four years later was canonized by Gregory IX for her work among the needy.

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