Brazil 500 Mil Reis banknote 1923 Jose Bonifacio de Andrada

Brazil Banknotes 500 Mil Reis bank note 1923 Jose Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva
Brazil paper money Mil Reis banknote 1923 Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

Brazil Banknotes 500 Mil Reis banknote 1923 Banco do Brasil

Obverse: Portrait of José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva (June 13, 1763 – April 6, 1838) was a Brazilian statesman, naturalist, professor and poet. In the top, the issuer name "BANCO DO BRASIL".
Reverse:  Jardim Botânico - Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden.
Printed by American Bank Note Company, New York.

Brazil banknotes - Brazil paper money - Cédulas Brasileiras
Banco do Brasil - L. 4635 - 08.01.1923

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José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva

José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva,  (born c. 1763, Santos, Braz.—died April 6, 1838, Niterói, Braz.),    Brazilian statesman who played a key role in Brazil’s attainment of independence from Portugal. He is known to Brazilians as the “Patriarch of Independence.”
   Andrada went to Portugal as a student and became a distinguished scholar there, earning an international reputation as a naturalist and geologist. He remained in Portugal until he was 56, serving as a professor at the University of Coimbra and as the permanent secretary of the Lisbon Academy. He was deeply influenced by the principles of the Enlightenment.
   Returning to Brazil in 1819, Andrada devoted himself to politics and quickly became the leading intellectual advocate of Brazilian independence from Portugal. More importantly, he became the chief adviser to the young prince regent, Dom Pedro (later the emperor Pedro I). He headed the ministry formed in January 1822 by Dom Pedro and supported Pedro in his determination that Brazil should be independent. After Pedro proclaimed Brazil’s independence from Portugal (Sept. 7, 1822), Andrada became prime minister of the new empire of Brazil.
   In the constituent assembly of 1823, Andrada’s liberal political principles led him to oppose Pedro’s Portuguese advisers, and consequently Andrada was exiled until 1829. He was then allowed to aid Pedro I once again, and he worked for the imperial cause even after Pedro’s abdication (April 7, 1831). He became tutor to the child emperor Pedro II, and the liberal education that he gave Pedro II helped the latter become an effective and enlightened monarch. After being arrested in 1833 for political intrigue, Andrada retired from public life. 

Jardim Botânico - Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden

   Jardim Botânico (English: Botanical Garden) is a residential neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, located north of Ipanema and Leblon, just across Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and east of Gávea. Jardim Botânico lies in the affluent South Zone of Rio de Janeiro.
   The district got its name as it grew around the city's world-famous Botanical Garden. The residents are generally upper-middle to upper class and do not live near a favela, which is rare in the city. It differs from most of Rio's neighbourhoods due to the large number of large detached houses, again not that common in the densely populated south zone. It is home to many Brazilian celebrities and the headquarters of the nation-wide television network, Rede Globo. Many of Rede Globo's studios are in the neighbourhood.
The main road in the borough is the Rua Jardim Botanico (Jardim Botanico Street). The neighborhood leads to Rio de Janeiro's large Tijuca Forest, using a road that winds up through the mountainous forest.
One of Rio de Janeiro's most famous carnival blocs parades annually through the streets of Jardim Botanico. The bloc calls itself "Suvaco do Cristo", which translates to "Armpit of the Christ" because Jardim Botânico lies right underneath the right armpit of Rio de Janeiro's most prominent landmark, world famous Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) statue.

Brazilian 500 Mil Reis Bank Notes

500 Mil Reis banknote 1923 Jose Bonifacio de Andrada