Portugal 1000 Escudos banknote 1983 Teófilo Braga

Portugal Banknotes 1000 Escudos banknote 1983 Teófilo Braga
Portugal money currency 1000 Escudos banknote 1983 National Museum Machado de Castro, Coimbra
Portugal Banknotes 1000 Escudos banknote 1983 Teófilo Braga
Bank of Portugal - Banco de Portugal

Obverse: Portrait of Joaquim Teófilo Fernandes Braga (24 February 1843 – 28 January 1924) was a Portuguese writer, playwright, politician and the leader of the Republican Provisional Government after the abdication of King Manuel II, as well as the second elected President of the First Portuguese Republic, after the resignation of President Manuel de Arriaga.
Reverse: Museum artefacts (Capitel Romanico), The National Museum Machado de Castro (Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro) is an art museum in Coimbra, Portugal.
Size: 163 x 75 mm
First Issue: 14 Jun 1988
Last Issue: 03 March 1994
Withdrawn from circulation: 1996.
Printer: Thomas De La Rue & Company Limited, London England.

Portugal banknotes - Portugal paper money
1986-1994 Issue

         100 Escudos          500 Escudos          1000 Escudos       
          2000 Escudos       5000 Escudos, António Sérgio de Sousa       
5000 Escudos, Antero de Quental       10000 Escudos

Teófilo Braga
Teófilo Braga (born February 24, 1843, Ponta Delgada, Azores - died January 28, 1924, Lisbon), poet, critic, and statesman who was the first to attempt a complete history of Portuguese literature.
   Braga’s family was Roman Catholic and monarchist by tradition, but he himself soon became noted for his intransigent republicanism and anticlericalism at Coimbra University, from which he graduated in 1868. He became a professor of modern literature at Lisbon in 1872. Of a buoyant, pugnacious temperament, he wrote profusely on literary, social, historical, and political subjects and produced some verse. His long poem Visão dos Tempos (1864; “Vision of the Ages”) was inspired by Victor Hugo’s Légende des siècles (“Tale of the Centuries”). He published several books on Portuguese folklore and collections of early songs and ballads. Braga was the leading follower of Auguste Comte’s Positivism in Portugal.
   Braga’s investigations ranged widely over the whole history of Portuguese literature, but, owing to his lack of a sense of proportion and his determination to fit the facts to his own sociological and philosophical theories, the valuable material he accumulated is often swamped by digressions and theorizings that have lost much of their validity. Among his historical works are História do Romantismo em Portugal (1880; “History of Romanticism in Portugal”), História da Literatura Portuguesa, 14 vol. (1869–72; “History of Portuguese Literature”), and studies of the Romantic poet Almeida Garrett and of the 18th-century Portuguese poets.
   An unswerving republican, Braga became president of the provisional government that set up the Portuguese republic in 1910, and he held the presidential office again in 1915.