Grzegorz Piramowicz, SJ
POLAND, 1946, a set on the International Bureau of Education and the Polish National Education Commission, Scott B49B
1973, the bicentennial of the National Education Commission, Scott 2001, and its FDI cancel
Grzegorz Piramowicz joined the Jesuits and became professor of philosophy at the Jesuit college in Lwow (now L'viv). After the Suppression, he was named as one of the first members and the secretary of the National Education Commission and co-author of its Statutes. That Commission, the first board of its kind in Europe, began in 1773 to organize and oversee education in Poland. He was secretary of the Association for Elementary Books (featured on Scott B49 another stamp in the 1946 set). The text around him on that stamp reads: International Bureau of Education. He was a member of the Association of Friends of Learning and author of Elocution and Poetry for National Schools (1783), Teaching Manners to the People, (1785) and Duties of a Teacher (1787). He later returned to priestly work in the parishes. On the 1973 stamp, the text above Piramowicz reads: National Education Commission 1773; the quote to the left: Let us serve so we may give our national education her council and strength.