Sunday, May 12, 2019

July 7th in Stamps

Here are some events that happened on July 7th. It could be an event or a person that died or was born on that day

Born: 1860 – Gustav Mahler, Austrian composer and conductor (d. 1911)

Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austro-Bohemian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question, his own music gained wide popularity only after periods of relative neglect which included a ban on its performance in much of Europe during the Nazi era. After 1945 his compositions were rediscovered by a new generation of listeners; Mahler then became one of the most frequently performed and recorded of all composers, a position he has sustained into the 21st century. In 2016, a BBC Music Magazine survey of 151 conductors ranked three of his symphonies in the top ten symphonies of all time.

Below are some stamps depicting Mahler from the Vatican, Austria, China, Hungary and Monaco

Born: 1893 - Miroslav Krleža, Croatian author, poet, and playwright 

Miroslav Krleža (7 July 1893 – 29 December 1981) was a Croatian writer and a prominent figure in cultural life of both Yugoslav states, the Kingdom (1918–1941) and the Socialist Republic (1945 until his death in 1981). A one time Vice President and General Secretary of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts (JAZU), he has often been proclaimed the greatest Croatian writer of the 20th century and beyond.

Miroslav Krleža, Croatian author, poet, and playwright

Died: 1930 – Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (b. 1859)

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

Below are a stamp from Great Britain and a sheetlet from the Ukraine depicting Conan Doyle

Literature, Writer Arthur Conan Doyle, Great Britain

Literature, Writer Arthur Conan Doyle, Ukraine

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