- Issue date: 03/10/2011
- Printing Process: Offset (2 motivos) y Calcografía y Offset (3 motivos)
- Paper: Estucado, engomado, mate, fosforescente
- Size of stamp: 40,9 x 28,8 mm. y 28,8 x 40,9 mm. (horizontales/verticales)
- Sheet effects: 50 (cuatro motivos)
- Postal value of the stamps: 0,80 €
- Print run: 300.000 sellos de cada motivo
- Dented: 13 ¾
Four leading names in literature and politics make up this Popular Characters issue of 2011.
Journalist and writer Miguel Delibes (Valladolid, 1920-2010) is one of the authors who has best described the relationship between man and the rural environment and nature. Since his first novel La sombra del ciprés es alargada published in 1948 and until shortly before his death, writing was his means of communication. He received all major literature awards.
Luis Rosales (Granada 1910-Madrid 1992) is one of the poets of the so-called generation of ‘36. In his first book of poems there is a return to the classic style of the poets of the Siglo de Oro (Golden century) and the use of religious themes. His most important work, La casa encendida (1949), is a long autobiographical narrative poem that recalls his teenage years, friends and parents. He was a member of the Royal Spanish Academy and won the Cervantes Literature Prize.
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (Gijón, 1744 - Vega, Asturias, 1811) belonged to a noble family. He received his doctorate in canonical law and in 1767 was appointed judge fro criminal offences of Seville. He held several political positions through which he expressed his support to the Enlightenment and his wish to reform society. He wrote several works on the need to transform education and legislation moved by the currents of the Enlightenment. He was accused of bringing to Spain in a copy of Rousseau's Social Contract and was imprisoned and deported to Mallorca (1801) from where he was set free three years before his death.
Physician and theologian Miguel Servet (Villanueva de Sirena, Huesca, 1511-Geneva, 1553) was one of the most controversial figures of the sixteenth century. He studied law in Toulouse and Medicine in Paris and was first to describe the pulmonary circulation of blood. He participated in the Protestant Reformation, development new theological ideas and expressed opposition to the concept of the Trinity. He was accused of heresy by Calvin, the protestant theologian and was prosecuted and burned at the stake.