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#Onthisday in history of 17 October 1558 A.D. Sigismund II Augusted which appointed Prospero Provano an Italian merchant who was living in Krawkow to organised the postal service in Poland….

While the basis of the postal organization was just a trading postal service, which came from the point of merchants much-needed communication on business and commercial matters. The merchants originated from Germany and also later on from Italy, they had an active relationship which was maintained by each other. In the 14th and 15th centuries out of Cracow there was communication between the German towns through the idea of messengers.

The best owned trading post was by the Fugger family by the end of the 15th century they established their factories in Cracow. Originally they were used for trade in copper within the time it was used as a dealing for financing operations. The prime focus of the Fugger’s post was to keep communication between the factories and the central offices in Augsburg. Later down the line the services were used by the King Sigismund I of Poland himself and the Queen Bona Sforza and the vice-chancellor Piotr Tomicki.

 

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