Galen

Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus (Greek: Κλαύδιος Γαληνός; September 129 AD – c. 200/c. 216), often Anglicized as Galen and better known as Galen of Pergamon (/ˈɡeɪlən/), was a Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher in the Roman Empire. Continue reading

Anatomist to break with Galen was the Flemish doctor Andreas Vesalius

Doctor Andreas Vesalius was an Anatomist who broke away from the teachings of the ancient Greek physician Galen. You see tradition was to teach the new doctors to be based on the Greek physician Galen. Continue reading

Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens

Moens began collecting stamps from his family's mail as a boy in Tournai. He was the son of Colette Blangenois and Phillipe Moens, a soldier. Continue reading

Handbook for stamp collectors

Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens, a Belgian dealer and the first professional stamp dealer, published a handbook for stamp collectors called De la Falsification des Timbres-Poste, published in 1863. Continue reading

Stamp catalogs or lists for stamp collectors

Oscar Berger-Levrault and Alfred Potiquet, both French philatelists, issued in 1861 stamp catalogs also called lists for stamp collectors. Continue reading

First stamp dealer of record

Jean-Baptiste Constant Moens, a bookseller of Brussels, Belgium, is the first stamp dealer of record, when began his philately business circa 1855. Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts Grown Commercially

Brussels Sprouts may have been named as such as they were first cultivated and grown commercially near Brussels, Belgium around 1200s. Continue reading