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2011 Vatican Stamp of Rugerius Boscovich

2011 Vatican Stamp of Rugerius Boscovich Photo

On the 300th anniversary of the birth of Rugerius Boscovich (1711-1787). Pope Benedict XIV had Boscovich as a consultant for all important technical questions and various projects including the fortification of the dome of St. Peter’s when in 1742 he proposed using concentric steel supports. Benedict XIV had him measure the area of the Papal State, and in 1755 he published the first map of the territory. Boscovich oversaw the construction of the Brera College and Observatory in 1764, and also the first project for building the Roman College Observatory in place of the dome (never realized) of the Church of St. Ignatius.

Single Stamp
Benedict XVI
Scott #1482
Vatican City
Sept. 13, 2011