21.9.1864 - 17.2.1947|
- francoska pisateljica.
was a poet and novelist who wrote in French. A maid of honour of Queen
Elizabeth of Romania, she had a love affair with the Crown Prince (afterward
King) Ferdinand; the marriage was opposed by King Carol I, and Elena was
exiled to Paris, where she spent the rest of her life. She published many
volumes of lyrical verse: Chants d'aurore (1886, Dawn Songs), for which
she was awarded the prize of the French Academy; L'Âme sereine (1896,
The Serene Soul); Lueurs et flammes (1903, Gleams and Flames); and
Dans l'or du soir (1928, In the Gold of the Evening). She also wrote a few
novels. In 1925 she was elected an honorary member of the Romanian Academy.
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romunska športnica - lokostrelka, večkratna prvakinja in rekorderka
Sportswoman from Republica Moldova, master of sport in archery.
Multiple Champion and recordman of the Republic of Moldova. She won
bronze medal in individual and team archery at 1992 OG.
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VALERA Sinead Bean de
3.6.1878 - 7.1.1975
She (on label of
IE-941) was was the
wife of the Irish republican leader and third President of Ireland, Éamon de
Valera. She trained as a teacher and took up her first post in a national
school in Dorset Street, Dublin. In her spare time she taught Irish with the
Gaelic League in Parnell Square. One of her Irish students was Éamon de
Valera, then a teacher of mathematics. On 1910 they were married. During her
husband's 50 years in public life she played little or no public role.
Following the Easter Rising in 1916 she saw little of her husband. In 1932
de Valera became head of the government, and Sinéad de Valera started
writing stories for children in both English and Irish. Though she kept to
the background as far as public matters were concerned, Sinéad was a highly
political person. Rumours differ, however, as to whether she was in fact
more moderate or more radical than her husband. During her husband's
fourteen years as President of Ireland she appeared in public on only very
rare occasions. She wrote a book, Scealta Sí, which retold in her own
words twelve traditional Irish stories.
On label of sheet are also:
Maud Gonne McBride.
On stamp IE-941
Gregory Isabela Augusta.
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She is a Finnish actress known
for her comic roles and has appeared in theatres, films and on
television. Television series Parempi myöhään... (1979–1980) made
Valkama a household name in Finland. She starred the show with actor
Pentti Siimes, and often they were mistaken for a married couple. She
has also been seen in films since 1954.
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Valois Ninette de 6.6.1898 -
je britanska baletna koreografinja.
Through a combination of vision and singlemindedness, Ninette de Valois, created Britain's national ballet. The company she founded in 1931 at Sadler's Wells Theatre is now the Royal Ballet. A student of Enrico Cecchetti, de Valois was a member of the Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev from 1923 to 1926. She then joined the London Old Vic Theatre to teach movement to its actors and to arrange dances for plays and operas at that theater. As a choreographer she created
Job (1931), The Rake's Progress (1935), and Checkmate (1937). She resigned as director of the Royal Ballet in 1963 but maintained ties to the company and school. Her books include
Invitation to the Ballet (1937) and Step by Step (1977). She was created a Dame of the British Empire in 1951.
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4.12.1914 - 17.12.1997,
17.6.1916 - 14.1.1995,
27.3.1918 - 23.2.1997
Pevski trio Harmony Sisters je najbolj
popularna finska pevska skupina vseh časov. Sestavljale so ga sestre: Vera - mozosopran,
Marie - alt, Raija - sopran.
Harmony Sisters (1934-56) was the most beloved Finnish singing group of all
time. They personified the spirit of the struggle of WWII. The group toured
Nazi Germany as Geschwister Waltonen in 1942-43, sent there officially by
the National Finnish Broadcasting Company. They made recordings in Berlin,
but those were mostly destroyed in bombings. They visited military hospitals
and were entertained by Nazi leaders.
Vera song mezzosopran, Marie alt and Raija soprano.
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je belgijskla judoistka, ki je na OI 1996
osvojila srebrno medaljo v pol težki kategoriji, leta 2004 v Atenah pa še
bronasto medaljo v isti kategoriji.
competitor for judo. At the 1996 Summer Olympics she won the silver medal in
the women's half-middleweight category. Four years later, at the 2004 Summer
Olympics in Athens, she captured a second medal: a bronze one in the same
Vansova Terezia 18.4.1857 - 10.10.1942
je slovaška pisateljica
predstavnica prve generacije slovaškega realizma, prva urednica ženskega časopisa
Dennica(1897 - 1907), etnografinja.
helped create the cultural and social life of Slovakia at the close of
the 19th century. She attended school in her hometown of Zvolenská
Slatina, as well as Banská Bystrica, and Rimavská Sobota. The years she
spent in Lomnička and later in Rimavská Píla, her new homes after her
marriage to Ján Vansa – a protestant priest – were the background to the
realistic memoirs of life in village schools and vicarages. Vansová’s
novel Sirota Podhradských (Podhradská, The Orphan), published in
1889, represents the first novel by a Slovak female author. In 1927,
Vansová was awarded the national prize for her novel Kliatba (The
Curse). Terézia Vansová wrote short stories, drama, translated the
writings of Božena Němcová, and compiled a new cookbook (Nová
kuchárska kniha) where she published 900 collected recipes. She was
also the founder and editor of Dennica (Daily), the first magazine for
women ever published in Slovakia, and she was the vice-chairwoman of
Živena – the Society of Slovak Women.
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je danska kiparka.
DK-1303/4: Dekleti na letališču.
Hanna Varming realised at an early age that she wanted to apply her creative abilities in artistic direction. She modelled her first small pictures at age of six and still keeps a small biblical piece modelled when she was 13-14. Armed with her lower secondary leaving certificate, she found a job at the Royal Porcelain Factory in 1955 where she spent most of her time working on the popular porcelain figures. Hanne attended the Academy of Fine Arts from 1958-65. She learned the naturalist tradition of sculpting based on the techniques of Antiquity and the use of human motifs, a path that has also taken her on journeys to Greece, Egypt and Italy, where she has found herself surrounded by inspiration. Hanne is also in demand as portrait sculptor.
On stamps DK-1303/4:
The girls in the Airport.
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She is a
Paris born artist who now lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. She has
exhibited her works around the world in a number of group shows and many
solo shows. She primarily creates sculpture and installation pieces.
Many of her key works apply white crochet patterns to a variety of
objects like computers, sculptures, pianos and even bridges.
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1897 - 1980
je grška filmska igralka.
made her debut in 1923 as a chorister in Emani. She played with
Kyveli in many plays. Her first film was A Sculptor`s Dream from
1930. She also played in The Grouch (1961), The Midwife (1961), Aunt From Chicago (1959)...
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albanska junakinja, čuvajka proge.
Albanian hero, woman-railroad guard.
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1915 - 2002
RU-806 je njen
plakat: Zmagali bomo.
She was Soviet poster artist. After the break of War Vatolina along with
other artists started making artworks, which covered the most acute
topics both of battle front and home front.
at “Association of State Books and Magazines Publishing Houses” Art
Vocational School in1932-1936 and at the Moscow Institute of Fine Arts
in 1937-1942. In 1935-1939 studied at V.N. Deni’s studio. On stamp
is her poster: We will win.
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VELEDA Maria 26.11.1871 -
school teacher, writer of children’s books. She was a member of the
Republican League of Portuguese Women and of the Portuguese Group of
Feminist Studies, being a defender of women’s emancipation and political
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B-3288 je tudi
Christine van Broeckhoven.
of Medicine in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation,
director of the Stem Cell Institute. Her major research interest is stem cell
Christine van Broeckhoven.
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VERGEER Esther 18.7.1981 -
She is a
Dutch wheelchair tennis player. Combining singles and doubles, she has won
42 Grand Slams, 22 year-end championships and 7 Paralympics titles. Vergeer
has been the world number one wheelchair tennis player since 1999. In
singles, she has not been beaten since January 2003 and is on a winning
streak of 470 matches. She is often mentioned as the most dominant player in
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VESAAS Halldis Moren
18.11.1907 - 8.9.1995
She is regarded
as one of Norway’s most prominent female lyric poets. Literature had an
important place in her life. At the age of nine, she was already writing
stories for a children’s magazine. She made her debut as a lyric poet in
1929 with Harpe og dolk, a book about love and the joy of life. She
published new collections in 1930 (Morgonen), in 1933 (Strender),
in 1936 (Lykkelege hender) and in 1945 (Tung tids tale). Her
poems were easy to understand, which was probably one of the reasons why she
was able to retain her popularity as a poet throughout the post-war period
without publishing another collection until 1995. After the war she wrote a
youth novel and factual prose. She also wrote two memoirs of her life with
Tarjei Vesaas: I Midtbøs bakkar (1974) and Båten om dagen
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VESTLY Anne-Catharina 15.2.1920
She was a
Norwegian author of children’s literature whose stature in Norwegian society
can somewhat be compared to Sweden's famous children's book author Astrid
Lindgren among Swedish people. Her most famous work Eight Children and a
Truck (Åtte små, to store og en lastebil in Norwegian) concerns a
family with eight children living in a small apartment in Oslo. It was the
first in a series of nine books, the last of which was published in 2000
about the children’s grandmother. The series is known as the Eight
Children series in English (Mormor og de åtte ungene in Norwegian).
VIALAR Emilie de sv.
12.9.1797 - 24.8.1856
French nun founder the Missionary Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph
in France in 1832. In Malta she opened a children`s asylum for poor children.
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VIDAL Angelina 1853 - 1917
teacher, journalist and propagandist of workers’ rights, namely women’s
rights, self-confessed republican with public interventions of social
Vieira da Silva Maria Elena 13.6.1908 - 6.3.1992
Maria Helena Vieira da Silva is a Portuguese painter of abstractions working in Paris; her canvases can be characterized as grids of vivid colors that sparkle like mosaics. Vieira da Silva studied sculpture with Emile Antoine Bourdelle and Charles Despiau and painting with Achille Emile Orthon Friesz and Fernand Leger. She has won international recognition for her paintings. Since her first postwar exhibition in New York City in 1946 she has exhibited regularly in Paris and throughout Europe. Her work was included in the 1950 and 1954 Venice Biennales and in the 1954 Sao Paulo Bienal. In 1966 the French government gave her its highest artistic award, the Grand Prix National des Arts.
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16.4.1755 - 30.3.1842
Louise Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun achieved an international reputation as a portraitist during her lifetime. She served as painter to Queen Marie Antoinette until the French Revolution forced her into an exile that lasted 12 years. Having escaped with her daughter to Italy, she continued to receive commissions as she traveled and was warmly welcomed in Europe's major capitals. Vigee-Lebrun was introduced to painting by her father, a pastel portraitist who recognized her talent and supported her training. In 1783 she was admitted to the Academie Royale. Her style of portraiture catches her sitters looking alert; they are generally placed within their typical surroundings. For example,
Marie Antoinette and Her Children (1787, Versailles Palace) is set in a room of the palace, and the painter in
Hubert Robert (1788, Louvre, Paris) is seen at work, holding his palette and brushes. According to her own memoirs, Vigee-Lebrun painted about 900 works, of which more than 200 were landscapes and the remainder mainly portraits.
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Coming into television as an
announcer, Arlette Vincent quickly became its most popular presenter. She
participated in numerous programmes such as Contraste, Magazine F,
La preuve par quatre (Proof By Four) and Cinescope. Since
1964, she became the presenter of animal programmes such as Histoires
naturelles (Natural Stories) and then of Le jardin extraordinaire
(The Extraordinary Garden) (on stamp
B-3262), one of
Belgian television's most famous programmes, still produced at the present
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1923 - 29.7.2004
She was a famous Greek actress and singer. She starred in theatre,
musical and Greek cinema productions. At ten years she began singing at
a local bakery; she was a talented dancer and actress and a qualified
operetta mezzo soprano. Over the course of her fifty-five-year career
she appeared in 105 theatrical plays between 1939 and 1994, and twenty-six
films between 1951 and 1985. She was a charismatic comedienne, with
considerable singing and dancing talents, and remained hugely popular on
stage and film throughout her long career.
VLAŠIĆ Blanka 8.11.1983 -
je hrvaška atletinja in trenutna
svetovna prvakinja v skoku v višino, ko je z rezultatom 205 cm zmagala
na svetovnem prvenstvu 2007 v Osaki. Njen osebni rekord je 207 cm.
Croatian athlete won at the World Championships in Athletics in Osaka in
2007 in the high jump (205 cm) and became world champion. Her personal
record is 207 cm.
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Vogt Cecile 27.3.1875 - 4.5.1962
French-German neuropathologist. She studied medicine in Paris where she met her husband, Oskar Vogt.
They married and in 1899 moved to Berlin. where they founded a Neurologische Zentralstation which they supported through private practice. Cécile Vogt did much of pioneering work on the neuro-anatomy of the thalamus and together with Hermann Oppenheim (1858-1919) published on hereditary (pseudo-bulbar) palsy, athetose double, in which she noted the mottled appearance of the striatum which was acknowledged by Kinnier Wilson. She made early and most important contributions to disease states of the basal ganglia. In their later years the Vogts turned also to genetic mutations, using as their specimens the bumblebees and beetles they had collected by the hundreds of thousands on their holiday trips.
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20.7.1933/34 - 23.7.1996
She was a Greek actress
and was was considered as one of the most popular and successful
actresses of Greek cinema. As a student Aliki was always taking the
leading part in the school plays which eventually led her to dream of an
acting career. She attended classes in the National Theatre of Greece
and she started to act while still a student. She appeared in 42 movies,
mostly musicals, and in a wide variety of television programs, theatre
and stage productions. Her first film was Nikos Tsiforos' "The little
Mouse". In 1970 she was given the title, National Star of Greece.
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VOUTILAINEN Laura 17.5.1975 -
She is a
Finnish pop singer. Voutilainen's debut single was called Muuttanut oon
maailman but her breakthrough came with the 1993 single "Kerran" which
reached the Top Ten of the Finnish charts in January 1994. She represented
Finland at Eurovision 2002 with the song Addicted to You.
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VUKANOVIĆ Beta 18.4.1872 - 1972
Na znamki YU-3043: Deklica
She was a Serbian painter.
Born in Germany to a Serbian family, Vukanovic initially studied painting at
the Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich. She also worked with Anton Ažbe. From 1898
she lived mostly in Belgrade. Her earliest works reflected the influence of
plein-air painting in Munich, which changed to Impressionism before World
War I. Her later style was predominantly realistic; she painted many
pictures of the Serbian landscape and its people. She was the originator of
Serbian artistic caricature and left around 500 humorous portraits of
contemporaries from the social and cultural scene in Belgrade. Her husband
was Rista Vukanović.