TYPE: A69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74
ISSUED: September 24, 1938
PROCESS: Photogravure
PAPER: Watermarked double cross on pyramid
PERF.: 12, 12½
DESIGNER: Adam Cziglenyi
PURPOSE: To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Debreczin College
PICTURE: (A69) The College of Debreczin
(A70) An 18th century view of the college
(A71) Three students of the 17th and 18th centuries
(A72) 19th century view of the college
(A73) George Marothy and the dates (1715 1744)
(A74) Stephen Hatvanl and the dates (1718 1786)
All stamps bear the inscription “Debreceni Collegium 1538-1938”
HISTORY: In the 16th century the population of Debreczen attached itself to the Calvinist Reformation. A small Roman Catholic school was taken over by the Protestants and became the college which played a leading role in the reformation of the country. The institution as it appeared in the 18th century, 19th century and 20th century appears on the stamps. Gyorgy (George) Marothy (1715-1744) famous mathematician, historian, professor, music authority, author, and reformer, was a student here, as well as Istvan (Stephen) Hatvani (1718-1786) a physics professor, astronomer, pioneer in electricity. Since 1914 the college has been known as the Debreczin State University of Sciences.

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