The great philosopher, Francisco Sanches, is featured on our banknote. He is understood to have been born in Spain, but baptized with early education in Braga, Portugal. 16th century Braga Portugal is featured on the front and back of our banknote.
João II, the 13th King of Portugal, known as The Perfect Prince, is featured on our banknote.
John II revived the work of his great-uncle, the renowned, Henry the Navigator, advancing the exploration of Africa. These explorations are celebrated on the front and back of our banknote.
It is said that Don Quixote has been translated into more languages that any other work, except the Bible. And the author’s influence was so great that the Spanish Language is commonly known as the language of Cervantes. In an interesting coincidence, he and someone known as William Shakespeare, passed on the same date.
Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez is featured on our banknote, his painting on the back and his likeness on the front. One of the greatest painters of the Spanish Golden Age, numerous artists have paid him homage in their own work including Manet, Dali and Picasso.