Peter-Ernst von Mansfeld was Governor of Luxembourg from 1545 to 1604 by order of the Spanish crown. At the age of 18 Mansfeld entered the service of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. In 1563 Mansfeld began building his noble residence in Clausen, in front of the walls of Luxemburg City. In the decades that followed, magnificent gardens with large water features, aviaries, fountains and castle grounds decorated with fine works of art were created over the eight hectares of land. Mansfeld died on 26 May 1604 in his castle in Luxembourg-Clausen.
GAM S.A. (L)
Offset haute définition et quadrichromie par Bpost Stamps Factory, Malines (B)
48,75 x 38,15 mm
700th anniversary of Emperor Henry VII
the design of this stamp is based on an italian manuscript illumination from the 14th century which shows the death of henry vii in buonconvento.
this commemorative stamp is based on a 14th century italian manuscript illumination. it shows the death of henry vii in buonconvento. henry vii was the first emperor from the house of luxembourg.
the mortal remains are surrounded by a devoted knight (thomas de septfontaines), a praying monk and two female mourners. the two motifs surrounding the page of ten stamps, namely the imperial eagle and luxembourg red lion. these motifs originate from the garment and shirt used to adorn the deceased on the cathedral tomb in pisa.