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France money 10 French Francs Hector Berlioz banknote of 1978, issued by the Bank of France - Banque de France.
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French Franc the former standard monetary unit of France.
Euro exchange rate: 10 francs are the equivalent of 1 euro 52 euro cents (fixed rate of 6.55957 francs for 1 euro).

Obverse: Painting of a young Hector Berlioz by Émile Signol, painted in 1832. Hector Berlioz conducting an orchestra in the Chapel of Saint-Louis des Invalides in Paris, on the occasion of the first performance of the Grande Messe des Morts (or Requiem).

Reverse: The same portrait of Hector Berlioz playing a guitar offered by Paganini in front of Villa Medici in Rome. In the background - The Mausoleum of Hadrian, usually known as the Château Saint-Ange (Castel Sant'Angelo) in Rome and the Basilique Saint-Pierre (San Pietro, Sancti Petri) in Vatican.

Watermark: Profile portrait of Hector Berlioz.
Its dimensions are 140 mm x 76 mm.
The dominant colors are orange and brown.
10 francs Berlioz banknote was painted by Lucien Fontanarosa and engraved by Jacques Jubert (obverse) and Henri Renaud (reverse).

The 10 French francs Berlioz banknote, issued by the Bank of France from 1974 to 1980. This bill replaces the  10 francs Voltaire . It was the last issue of 10 francs banknote.

Created on 23 November 1972 and was printed between 5 November 1974 and 31 December 1980. This bill was deprived of legal tender on 15 September 1986.

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Hector Berlioz
Hector Berlioz (11 December 1803 – 8 March 1869) was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts (Requiem). Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation. He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works, and conducted several concerts with more than 1,000 musicians. He also composed around 50 songs. His influence was critical for the further development of Romanticism, especially in composers like Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and many others.