CARDINAL JURAJ HAULIK - ARCHBISHOP OF ZAGREB
The stamp is a joint issue of the Slovak and Croatian Post. It is issued in a 20-stamp sheet. Croatian Post sells the commemorative First Day Cover
CARDINAL JURAJ HAULIK - ARCHBISHOP OF ZAGREBIn the course of his bishop's service, in 1852, the Zagreb bishopric became the archbishopric, Juraj Haulik became the first archbishop of Zagreb, and in 1856 he was made the first Croatian cardinal.
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|Design:||artists from the Academy in Bratislava: Josef Balaž, drawing, Martin Činovsky, engraving|
|Size:||33 x 26,5 mm|
|Paper:||white 104g, gummed|
|Printed by:||Poštovni tiskarna Cenin Praha, Češka republika|
|Date of issue:||28.01.1999.|
The stamp is a joint issue of the Slovak and Croatian Post. It is issued in a 20-stamp sheet. Croatian Post sells the commemorative First Day Cover (FDC) and the First Day Sheet. Cardinal Juraj Haulik was one of the finest personalities of the Croatian Church and Croatian culture. He was born in Slovakia. Having performed a variety of priestly duties in Hungary, he was made provost of the Zagreb Chapter and prior of Vrana in 1832. In 1837 he was appointed bishop of Zagreb. In the course of his bishop's service, in 1852, the Zagreb bishopric became the archbishopric, Juraj Haulik became the first archbishop of Zagreb, and in 1856 he was made the first Croatian cardinal. He was banal governor from 1840 to 1842, and again from 1845 to 1848, i.e. Croatian Vice-Royal at one of the most sensitive times in our more recent history. In 1841 he established the Commercial Association in Zagreb, to be its president and subscriber for many years. He used to give ample sums of money to the National Museum, Music and Apprenticeship associations, the Central Ilyrian Cultural and Publishing Society, for scholarships for the young, for numerous churches and monasteries... Had he done nothing else but set out the plans and completed the Maksimir Park he would have won greatest merits in the history of Croatian culture. The park that bishop Maksimilijan Vrhovac has started setting up in 1787, in the classic style, Haulik had taken over from bishop Alagović in 1838, after minor changes, and has turned it into romantic pleasure gardens that have a European importance. In 1834 the Maksimir Park was handed to the citizens of Zagreb to be used by them. Though today it is but a mere shadow of what it was like, Maksimir is still a magnificent memorial to the great cardinal who knew that caring for the beauty of the world was a prayer too.