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1990 Portugal 1000 Escudos 0A91051852

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The banknote here on offer is from Portugal and was issued in 1990.

It is for the sum of 1,000 Escudos and features the writer and politician Joaquim Teófilo Fernandes Braga.

This particular example in in stunning condition and is rated at UNC.

At more than 25 years old and as a currency that is no longer in use it is highly collectible

If your a collector of world bank notes then here is an impressive note that can add another truly historical figure to your pages.

Please see the photos for additional condition appraisal.

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1990 Portugal 1000 Escudos 0A91051852
Date of Issue: 26 July 1990.
Issuer: Banco de Portugal
Obverse: Teofilo Braga the Portuguese playwright, politician and leader of the Republican Provisional Government when King Manuel II abdicated
Reverse: Museum artifacts
Watermark: Teofilo Braga
Original Size: 165 x 75 mm
Catalogue: Pick P-181g

History

Joaquim Teófilo Fernandes Braga aspired to be a systematic thinker; a theorist based on evidence which permitted an intrepid and dogmatic interpretation of Man, world and life. It was therefore, no surprise, that he accepted the tenants of Positivism. This positivist spirit would guide him between 1872 and 1877, under the influence of Joaquim Duarte Moreira de Sousa a professor of Mathematics in Castelo Branco, with whom he regularly had conversations. It was the teacher’s curious spirit and admiration of Auguste Comte and Émile Littré that influenced Teófilo during this period. It was these influences that brought him to found, along with Júlio de Matos, the magazine O Positivismo in Oporto, between 1878 and 1882, to write Traços Gerais de Filosofia Positiva (English: General Ideas of Philosophical Positivism), 1877 and later Sistema de Sociologia (English: System of Sociology), 1884.

While still professor of Letters and research fellow, Teófilo Braga was studious and unrested, yet he continued to give all his attention to his family (showering on them gifts from his

poor remuneration). In his home on Travessa de Santa Gertrudes he lived a monastic lifestyle, usually broken by invitations from admirers or civic campaigns. But generally, he was able to concentrate on his writing, including his monumental História da Literatura Portuguesa (English: History of Portuguese Literature). With a vast repository of documents he would nurture interpretations of medieval romances and produce ultra-romantic works of realism. It was also during this time when he would show interests in ethnography, especially folklore: in 1867, História da Poesia Popular Portuguesa (English: History of Popular Portuguese Poetry), Cancioneiro Popular (English: Collection of Popular Poems) and Romanceiro Geral, and then later (1869) the book Cantos Populares do Arquipélago Açoreano’ (English: Popular Stories of the Azorean Archipelago). He would repeat this style in 1883 Contos Tradicionais do Povo Português’ (English: Traditional Stories of the Portuguese People) and in 1885, two volumes entitled O Povo Português (English Collection of Portuguese Romances), about costumes and traditions, but his studies were generally criticized during the period.

*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.

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