Portugal 100 Escudos banknote 1978 Camilo Castelo Branco

Portugal Banknotes 100 Escudos banknote 1978 Portuguese writer Camilo Castelo Branco
Portugal money currency 100 Escudos banknote 1978 city of Porto 19th century
Portugal Banknotes 100 Escudos banknote 1978 Camilo Castelo Branco
Bank of Portugal - Banco de Portugal

Obverse: Portuguese writer Camilo Castelo Branco (1825-1890).
Reverse: View of the city of Porto in the middle of the 19th century.
Watermark: Camilo Castelo Branco.
Date of Issue: 20 September 1978.
Original Size: 149 x 73 mm
Texts: Banco de Portugal. Cem Escudos Ouro. One Hundred Golden Escudos. Lisboa, 20 de Setembro de 1978.

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Camilo Castelo Branco
Camilo Ferreira Botelho Castelo-Branco,1st Viscount de Correia Botelho (March 16, 1825 – June 1, 1890), was a prolific Portuguese writer of the 19th century, having produced over 260 books (mainly novels, plays and essays). His writing is considered original in that it combines the dramatic and sentimental spirit of Romanticism with a highly personal combination of sarcasm, bitterness and dark humour. He is also celebrated for his peculiar wit and anecdotal character, as well as for his turbulent (and ultimately tragical) life.
   His writing, which is centred in the local and the picturesque and is in a general sense affiliated with the Romantic tradition, is often regarded in contrast to that of Eça de Queiroz – a cosmopolitan dandy and a fervorous proponent of Realism, who was Camilo's literary contemporary in spite of being 20 years younger. In this tension between Camilo and Eça – often dubbed by critics the literary guerrilla – many have interpreted a synthesis of the two great tendencies present in the Portuguese literature of the 19th century.