dimanche 23 janvier 2011

600th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald in Poland


  Thanks Andrzej for this wonderful registered cover with a souvenir sheet devoted to the battle of Grunwald (15 July 1410) when the alliance of Poland and Lithuania, led respectively by King Jogaila (Władysław Jagiełło) and Grand Duke Vytautas (Witold), decisively defeated the Teutonics Knights. This battle is regarded as the most important victory in the history of Poland.


 The souvenir sheet shows us "The Battle of Grunwald", a painting of the very famous polish painter Jan Matejko (June 24, 1838 – November 1, 1893).

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