Vatican City, 1965

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: YB08-0201F
Category: Envelope
Description: Vatican City, 1965
Country or State: Vatican City
Year: 18.05.1965
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Head of State/Pope: Paulus VI (Full Name: Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini)
Reign/Papacy: 21 June 1963 - 6 August 1978 (15 years, 46 days)
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Subject/Theme: Dante Alighieri (1265–1321), 700 years of birth
Legend: DANTE, VII CENTENARIO DELLA NASCITA
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Note: First Day of Issue Collection
Dimensions (B x H): 165 x 95 mm
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State of Conservation: Uncirculated (UNC)
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HISTORICAL NOTES

Durante Alighieri, mononymously referred to as Dante was an Italian poet, prose writer, literary theorist, moral philosopher, and political thinker. He is best known for the monumental epic poem La commedia, later named La divina commedia (The Divine Comedy). His Divine Comedy, originally called Commedia and later called Divina by Boccaccio, is considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.

In Italy he is known as il Sommo Poeta ("the Supreme Poet") or just il Poeta. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are also known as "the three fountains" or "the three crowns". Dante is also called the "Father of the Italian language".