The son of Prince Honoré IV and Louise d’Aumont, Duchess of Mazarin, Honoré V was born in Paris in 1778. Upon the first Restoration in 1814, Honoré V, then Hereditary Prince, was appointed a member of the Chamber of Peers by King Louis XVIII. He ruled over the Principality in his father’s name from 1815, eventually succeeding him on 16 May 1819, and reigning until his death in 1841. He took a keen interest in legal matters, and considerably developed Monegasque law. Honoré V was a committed philanthropist, and also sought to diversify the Principality’s economic resources.
|Design||Cyril DE LA PATELLIÈRE|
|Printing process||5 colours steel-engraving|
|Size of the stamp||30 x 40.85 mm vertical|
|Quantity of issue||45,000 stamps|
|Note||Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations|
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