Brazil banknotes 10000 Brazilian Cruzeiros banknote 1966 Alberto Santos-Dumont

Brazilian currency 10000 Cruzeiros banknote 1966 Alberto Santos-Dumont Brazilian aviation pioneer
 Brazilian currency 10000 Cruzeiros banknote 
Brazilian Currency banknotes 10000 Cruzeiros
Brazil banknotes10000 Cruzeiros banknote
Brazilian banknotes 10000 Cruzeiros banknote 1966, issued by the Banco Central do Brasil
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Obverse: Portrait of Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873 – 1932), Brazilian aviation pioneer.
Reverse: 14-bis aircraft flying over the Chateau de Bagatelle in the Bois de Boulogne in Paris, France. The 14-bis (Quatorze-bis), also known as Oiseau de proie (French for "bird of prey"), was a pioneer-era canard biplane designed and built by Brazilian inventor Alberto Santos-Dumont.
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Alberto Santos-Dumont
Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873 – 1932), Brazilian aviation pioneer. The heir of a wealthy family of coffee producers, Santos Dumont dedicated himself to science studies in Paris, France, where he spent most of his adult life.
Santos-Dumont designed, built, and flew the first practical dirigible, demonstrating that routine, controlled flight was possible. This "conquest of the air", in particular his winning the Deutsch de la Meurthe prize on October 19, 1901 on a flight that rounded the Eiffel Tower, made him one of the most famous people in the world during the early 20th century.

At Château de Bagatelle Airfield in Bois de Boulogne, Paris, France, on October 23, 1906 at 4PM before a large crowd of witnesses, including the Aero-Club de France and the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), Santos Dumont became the first person to fly a heavier than air machine in Europe (the "14 Bis"), and the first person in the world to demonstrate in public an Aircraft taking off under its own power with non detachable landing gear, in still air conditions from a normal air strip (the Wright Bros. used a catapult and had no landing gear attached to their aircraft).
On 23 October 1906 he won the prize given by Ernest Archdeacon for the first aviator to demonstrate a flight of more than 25 m.
On 12 November 1906, he flew the 14-bis 220 metres in 21.5 seconds, winning the Aero Club de France's prize for the first flight of over 100 m (330 ft)