150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF PRINCE LOUIS II

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Born in 1870, Louis II, known as the Soldier Prince, volunteered for the French army in 1914. A staff captain in the Fifth Army, he took part in the victory of the Marne. As a squadron leader in 1916, he distinguished himself at Craonne and the Chemin des Dames. In addition to the Croix de Guerre (War Cross), his conduct earned him promotion to Major General. Louis II left the French army to succeed his father, Prince Albert I, on 26 June 1922. He reigned over the Principality until his death on 9 May 1949.

  • Design and line-engraving: Sophie BEAUJARD
  • Printing process: 5 colours steel-engraving
  • Size of the stamp: 30 x 40,85 mm vertical
  • Quantity of issue: 40 000 stamps
  • Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations
Caractéristiques
Design and line-engraving Sophie BEAUJARD
Printing process 5 colors steel-engraving
Issue date 29 April 2020
Size of the stamp 30 x 40,85 mm
Quantity of issue 40 000 stamps
Note Sheet of 10 stamps with illuminations