Portugal 1000 Escudos banknote 1965 Dom Diniz

Portugal 1000 Escudos banknote 1965 Dom Diniz, Denis King of Portugal and the Algarve
Portugal old money currency 1000 Escudos banknote 1965 Banco de Portugal
Portugal 1000 Escudos banknote 1965 Dom Diniz - Banco de Portugal

Obverse: Pillar at left, Coat of Arms of Portugal at upper center, Dom Diniz engraved at right and as the watermark. He was Portugal's sixth King. Although he advanced Portugal in a number of ways, his prime concern was the rural infrastructure and that earned him the nickname Farmer King.
Reverse: The vignette on the back illustrates the founding of the University of Lisbon in 1290.
Printed by JEZ - Joh Enschede En Zonen - Private company - printer of security documents, stamps and banknotes based in Haarlem, Netherlands.

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1000 Escudos Dom Diniz

Dom Diniz - Denis of Portugal

Dinis, also spelled Diniz, English Denis (Lisbon, 9 October 1261 – SantarĂ©m, 7 January 1325), sixth king of Portugal (1279–1325), called the Farmer King (Rei Lavrador) and the Poet King (Rei Poeta), was King of Portugal and the Algarve, who strengthened the kingdom by improving the economy and reducing the power of the nobility and the church. The eldest son of Afonso III of Portugal by his second wife, Beatrice of Castile and grandson of king Alfonso X of Castile (known as the Wise), Denis succeeded his father in 1279.
The son of Afonso III, Dinis was educated at a court subject to both French and Castilian cultural influences and became a competent poet. He founded the first university in Portugal—in Lisbon—in 1290. A skilled negotiator, Dinis was able to establish with Castile a definitive frontier for Portugal. At home, he made the authority of the crown supreme, intervening in local government, reducing the power of the nobility, and combating the supremacy of the clergy, particularly in regard to their territorial wealth (laws of disentail in 1286, 1291, and 1309). Concordats with the papacy (1289 and 1290) ended the struggle with the church.
Dinis took a special interest in the land, encouraging forestry plantation and the fuller development of the country’s agricultural resources. He also showed great concern for shipbuilding and for the extension and protection of commerce. The last years of the reign were disturbed by a rebellion of his son, the future Afonso IV, who succeeded to the throne on his father’s death. Dinis’ wife would become Saint Elizabeth (Isabel) of Portugal.

University of Coimbra

The University of Coimbra (Portuguese: Universidade de Coimbra) is a Portuguese public university in Coimbra, Portugal. Established in 1290, it is one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world, the oldest university of Portugal, and one of its largest higher education and research institutions. It is organized into eight different faculties according to a wide range of fields, granting academic bachelor's (licenciado), master's (mestre) and doctorate (doutor) degrees in arts, engineerings, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, sports and technologies. It is a founding member of the Coimbra Group, a group of leading European research universities, whose inaugural meeting it hosted. The University of Coimbra has approximately 20,000 students, and hosts one of the largest communities of international students in Portugal, being the most cosmopolitan Portuguese university.
On 22 June 2013, UNESCO added the university to its World Heritage List.