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EUROPA: Izabela Textorisová - Portrait and Work Issue number
FDC 89, 90
Date of issue
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8.00 Sk

Izabela Textorisová (16.3.1866 Ratková - 12.9.1949 Krupina), a postal worker by profession, was Slovakia's first female botanist. Her formal education ended with the sixth class of elementary school in 1877, after which she was purely self-taught. In 1886 she passed an examination, in Revúca, for a position with the postal service and went to work at newly established offices in Blatnica, where she remained for the rest of her life. So profound was her thirst for education that, in addition to holding down a demanding job and looking after her parents and three sisters (and despite all the prejudices of the...

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