Germany stamps

By on 15/02/2016
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In this article we present the stamps that Germany has produced that  have mathematics as a theme.

 

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel
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This stamp was issued in the Federal Republic of Germany at the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the date of birth of the mathematician Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (1784 – 1846).
On the left one sees  the graphs of two of Bessel’s functions of the first kind, $$J_0$$ and $$J_1$$.

Albrecht Dürer
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This stamp with a portrait of Albrecht Dürer is part of the set “Famous Germans” that was issued in the German Reich in 1926.

Albrecht Dürer
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This stamp with a portrait of Albrecht Dürer is part of the set “Important Germans” which was issued in the Federal Republic of Germany from 1961 up to 1964.

Albrecht Dürer
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This stamp with the sign of Albrecht Dürer was issued at the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the painter in the Federal Republic of Germany in 1971.

Albrecht Dürer
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This stamp is part of the series of stamps called “Deutsche Malerei” (German painting). It shows the painting “Selbstbildnis im Pelzrock” (self-portrait in a fur coat) by Albrecht Dürer and was issued in the Federal Republic of Germany in 2006.

Carl Friedrich Gauß
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This stamp was issued in the Federal Republic of Germany at the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of the mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauß (1777 – 1855).

Carl Friedrich Gauß
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This stamp was issued in the Federal Republic of Germany at the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauß (1777 – 1855).

Carl Friedrich Gauß
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This stamp was issued in the German Democratic Republic at the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauß (1777 – 1855).
The graphics on the right hand side remembers to one of the achievements of C. F. Gauß – the construction the regular polygon with 17 angles exclusively with compass and ruler.

Carl Friedrich Gauß
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Indirectly Carl Friedrich Gauß is honoured by these stamps that have been issuedat the occasion of the 100thanniverary of the first German expedition to the antarctic area. The left stamp shows the research ship GAUSS that was used by Erich Dagobert von Drygalski for that task.

Johannes Kepler
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This stamp was issued in the Federal Republic of Germanyat the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the birth of the astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630).

Johannes Kepler
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This stamp with a portrait of Johannes Kepler is part of the set “Important persons” which was issued in the German Democratic Republic in 1971.

Johannes Kepler
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This stamp presenting the solar system visualizes the first and second so-called Kepler’s laws

  1. The orbits of the planets are ellipses with the sun staying in one of its focal points.
  2. The junction line from a planet to the sun covers areas of same size during time intervals of equal length.

It was issued at the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the publication of Kepler’s work Astronomia nova by the Deutsche Post (German Mail Service) in 2009. For the same reason a 10 Euro commemorative coin was issued as well.

Nikolaus Kopernikus
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This stamp was issued in the Federal Republic of Germanyat the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the birth of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. At the right hand side a heliocentric model together with the signs of the zodiac are presented. It remains unclear why the orbit of the Earth possesses two planets and other orbits are unoccupied.

Nikolaus Kopernikus
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This stamp was issued in the German Democratic Republic at the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the birth of the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. On the left hand side of the portrait the page following the frontispiece of the book DE REVOLUTIONIBUS ORBIUM COELESTIUM is shown. On the right the page with the heliocentric modelis reproduced from the same work.

Nikolaus Kopernikus

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This stamp was issued in Germany as a member of a set in 1991. It doesn’t honour Nicolaus Copernicus himself, but it shows the telecommunication satellite named after him.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
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This stamp with a portrait of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz is part of the set “Famous Germans” that was issued in the German Reich in 1926.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
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This stamp with a portrait of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz is part of the set “250 years Berlin Academy of Sciences” that was issued in the German Democratic Republic in 1950.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
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This stamp was issued in the Federal Republic of Germany at the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the death of the philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646 – 1716).
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
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This stamp with a portrait of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz is part of the set “Europe – Important persons” that was issued in the German Federal Republic in 1980.

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
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This stamp was issued in the Federal Republic of Germany at the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the birth of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646 – 1716), mathematician and philosopher.

Albertus Magnus
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This stamp with a portrait of Albertus Magnus is part of the set “Important Germans” that was issued in the Federal Republic of Germany from 1961 up to 1964.
Albertus Magnus
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This stamp with a portrait of Albertus Magnus is part of the set “Europe – Important persons” that was issued in the German Federal Republic in 1980.

Isaac Newton
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This stamp was issued in the Federal Republic of Germany at the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the of the English mathematician and physicist Sir Isaac Newton (1643 – 1727).

Adam Riese
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This stamp was issued in the Federal Republic of Germany at the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the death of the arithmetician Adam Riese (1492 – 1559).
Adam Riese
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This stamp was issued in the Federal Republic of Germany at the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the birth of the arithmetician Adam Riese (1492 – 1559).

Adam Schall von Bell
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This stamp was issued in the Federal Republic of Germany occasion of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Adam Schall von Bell (1592 – 1666).


Johann Christoph Schuster
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This stamp was issued in 2002 in Germany. It shows a mechanical calculator constructed by the clock-maker Johann Christoph Schuster. For the history of calculators see the article in the Wikipedia archive.

International Congress of Mathematicians 1998 Berlin

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