Oct 17, 2012

Slovakia FDC on "Anton Bernolák (1762 – 1813)"

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Anton Bernolák (1762 – 1813)

Date of Issue : 3 October 2012

Anton Bernolák was a prominent representative of the Slovak National Revival at the turn of the 18th and the 19th centuries. He was a Roman Catholic priest, a linguist and an initiator of cultural and social life in Slovakia. The whole generation representing the personalities of Slovak national significance that accepted the Slovak language codified by Bernolák and the idea of Slovak national individuality is named after him. He was born on 3 October 1762 in Slanica (nowadays a non-existent village in the Orava region).

His greatest one and in many respects still unequalled work is Slowár Slovenskí, Česko-Latinsko-Nemecko-Uherskí (Slovak, Czech-Latin-German-Hungarian Dictionary) published in 5 volumes after his death in 1825 – 1827

The stamp depicts the portrait of A. Bernolák with an open book as a symbol of a new beginning of the Slovak language after its codification. The FDC depicts his birthplace.

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