THE TAXIS DYNASTY AND POSTAL HISTORY 5v 1993 mnh

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Country: ITALY

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The Taxis Family of Postal Entrepreneurs created a European postal network during the late 1400s and early 1500s to serve the Habsburg’s needs. It soon became a postal service for the general public as it achieved an unprecedented postal speed and efficiency. Italy has her own Rowland Hill: he is Simon Taxis the creator of an unprecedented postal speed that remained unchallenged until the advent of the train over 300 hundred years later. Simon Taxis was instrumental in modernizing the European posts in the 1500s and making them accessible for the first time to the general public. In turn this led to the creation of a state monopoly of the postal service.

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