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Timeline of postal history
This is a partial timeline of significant events in postal history, including dates and events relating to postage stamps.
First century
Cursus publicus, the state-run courier (and transportation) service of the Roman Empire was established by Augustus
Fifteenth century
1497 – Franz von Taxis established a postal service on behalf of Emperor Maximilian I of the Holy Roman Empire
Sixteenth century
1516 – Henry VIII established a “Master of the Posts”
1520 – Manuel I creates the public mail service of Portugal, the Correio Público-Public Post Office.
Seventeenth century
1635, 31 July – Charles I made the Royal Mail service available to the public for the first time with postage being paid by the recipient.
1639 – The General Court of Massachusetts designates the tavern of Richard Fairbanks in Boston as the official repository of overseas mail, making it the first postal establishment in the 13 colonies.
1654 – Oliver Cromwell grants monopoly over service in England to “Office of Postage”.
1660 – General Post Office established in England by Charles II.
1663 – England’s Imperial Post Office is established in the Colony of Barbados.
1671 – King Louis XIV grants monopoly over service in Paris to the family Pagot and Rouillé.
1675 – Beat Fischer von Reichenbach granted permission to operate a private postal service in Bern, Switzerland.
1680 – The first penny post system, known as the London Penny Post, for local delivery was introduced by William Dockwra in London.
1690 – Leon II Pajot builds a privately operated postal center on 9 rue des Déchargeurs in Paris – International Horse Carriages carry Mail from France to other countries. The building, the Hotel de Villeroy still exists, it is used today for private apartments and for the exposition center Cremerie de Paris, the courtyard can be visited by the public.