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Centenary Of The Speech On The Ocean From Prince Albert I - Mint - Set

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  • 26.02.2021
  • Sophie Beaujard
  • Steel-Engraving and Offset
  • 40,85 x 30 mm horizontal
  • €2.12
About Centenary Of The Speech On The Ocean From Prince Albert I - Mint

One hundred years ago, on 25 April 1921, Prince Albert I gave his Speech on the Ocean at the Smithsonian Museum, in front of the members of the Washington Academy of Sciences. It was a visionary speech, predicting some of the problems that affect the oceans today, such as the overexploitation of resources caused by new technology at the time represented by steam trawlers. During this trip, Prince Albert I was awarded the Agassiz Medal in honour of his significant contribution to oceanography.

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