Sunday, 5 February 2017

cover from Germany

On Thursday I got not only a postcard but also a cover from Germany.

Stamps:
Naumburg Cathedral (issued 06-10-2016)
with a special postmark about the 475th anniversary of the inauguration of Nikolaus von Amsdorf as Bishop of Naumburg-Zeitz

Nikolaus von Amsdorf was born in Torgau in 1483. He was a German theologian and one of Martin Luther's most determined supporters. In 1542 he was installed as Bishop of Naumburg-Zeitz and thus became the first Lutheran bishop in Germany, but already in 1546 he had to left his position. He died in Eisenach in 1565. 


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