Assuming the European Bank would decide to decorate their currency in a more imaginative manner than bricks and mortar, the portraits of which historical persons would you put on Euro banknotes? The persons need to represent the history of European civilization and hold an influence that is not limited to their own respective national culture.
Keep in mind you need to have something of a proportional representation for the different regions of Europe, different cultures and ideally different periods as well. They should be of different vocations and professions and come from diverse categories (i.e. politics, culture, art, philosophy, music, etc). Bonus points if you squeeze in women. Also no Hitler pls.
You have seven places to fill (for notes from €1 to €500), but the order and value of the currency is not an issue.
Intellectuals and Artists will be your best bet. Shit like Da Vinci, Plato, Voltaire, Kant or some shit.
Pretty neutral and pan-european as opposed to slapping one of your kings or generals on the bill.
My own choices:
>Sappho >Jean d'Arc >Copernicus >Friedrich the Great >David Hume >Edvard Grieg >Emile Cioran
>Europe is Germany meme
5. Alexander the great
200. Immanuel Kant
Oh shit, I forgot Brits are not in the euro, replace Newton with Copernicus.
>Emile Cioran >on a Euro banknote As a Romanian, this triggers me.
Newton is very very English. Maybe someone like Francis Bacon had more cosmopolitanism appeal at the time. Also wrote in Latin.
>british people >on euro bills no
Because he wrote mostly in French n shit?
The artistic trends which expanded through a fair bunch of the continent are already pretty much apolitic and pan-european.
t. time traveler from 2020
>Obama >Mansa Munsa >Mao >Gandhi >Syuleiman the Great >a penguin >Muhammed :^)
Civ V pls
Julius Cesar Charly Albrecht Dürer Copernicus Francisco Goya Jan Sibelius Milan Kundera
>Milan Kundera Oh shit forgot he's still alive. Make it Vaclav Havel then.
Havel deserved the noose if anything, fuck out with that bullshit.
Cry more tankie.
could Scotland vote to stay in the EU as an autonomous region?
>Kant >wrote a big book titled "I'm not listening because this hurts my feelings"
I think that's kinda the plan.
To cover all the realms of magnificence and the most countries possible Bach Pasteur Goya Socrates Da Vinci Tesla Hume
Fairly retarded post.
Did you even watch the whole thing.
I'm not a communist.
>mediocre playwright >alcoholic >collaborated with the STB >"celebrity dissident" focused on by western press so the commies couldn't hurt him while people like Cibulka were literally tortured >refused to jail the commies after '89 >his own country fell apart during his presidency >pushed for the bombardment of Yugoslavia
What does fucking Tesla have to do with the euro? Serbia is not in the eurozone and the guy spent most of his life in the US anyway.
>pushed for the bombardment of Yugoslavia >implying this is a bad thing
He became the go-to meme scientist for some reason.
we cant really do that, because shit countries with no contribution (like Poland) would be mad that they are not represented
all 6 of the original countries may choose one of their people. Then for the 7th bill we have a random black refugee.
I like the idea of different countries putting their own portraits on bills like the Euro already does with symbols on coins.
In that case for my country I would pick >Wolfe Tone 5 >Brian Boru 10 >Michael Collins 20 >Padraig Pearse 50 >Hugh O'Neill 100 >Bram Stoker 200 >Kevin Shields 500
From Poland you can pick Chopin and Copernicus.
Bono would get there before Kevin, alas.
*from France and Germany
Still not in the Eurozone. That's like Russians putting a Polish person on their currency.
>Plato Diogenes would fit better.
>Tesla Get somebody who actually did his most important work in Europe - Dolivo-Dobrovolski or Bohr(if you want le meme scientists).
Replace Goya for Cervantes.
Didn't knew that. Then it can be Copernicus or Kafka instead of Tesla.
That's all fine and dandy for Italy/France/Germany, but who the fuck are you gonna put in for the cultural lightweights? The first choice in most fields for the baltics or say even Portugal and Belgium would be much worse than the big guys' third or fourth choices.
Might as well have more than one face per banknote: 5€: Socrates/Descartes/Kant 10€: Vivaldi (or Verdi)/Mozart/Sibelius 20€: Dante/Schiller/Wilde 50€: Michelangelo/Picasso/Rembrandt 100€: Pasteur (or Lavoisier)/Kepler/Lemaitre 200€: Marco Polo/Magellan/Cortez (or whatever third explorer, can't think of anyone) 500€: Da Vinci/Goethe/Aristotles
Holy shit it's so hard to keep italians and brits out of this kind of lists.
I feel like Beethoven would look good on a banknote.
Third explorer can be Francis Drake.
It's already the god damn anthem of the EU. Can't hog Ludwig like that.
>Francis Drake It's a fucking brit.
Yeah there's no way this shit's ever gonna happen. Every nation is gonna want to have its own figures on the notes. We should just do as we did with the coins, every nation has its own version. Maybe put in categories for every cut, like: 5. patriot 10. writer 20. musician 50. painter 100. scientist 200. philosopher 500. leader
For example, Italy: Garibaldi Dante Vivaldi Michelangelo (fuck da Vinci, he's already got the 1€ coin) Galileo Giordano Bruno Cavour
Well, might as well do this for Finland
5. Eugen Schauman 10. Aleksis Kivi 20. Jean Sibelius 50. Akseli Gallen-Kallela 100. Mikael Agricola 200. Jaakko Hintikka 500. Urho Kekkonen (this'll probably trigger many, but the 500 won't probably be around for long so whatever)
The EU is the new Rome so >Julius Caesar >Augustus >Constantine >Charlemagne >Constantine Palaiologos
or switch a few around idgaf
>Includes Cuckonen >Disregards Mannerheim
Given the EU's policies, this is the only plausible list so far.
The fact that you call him Cuckonen is why i chose him. Besides Mannerheim is overrated and steals too much credit from other commanders
>no da Vinci because coins >puts in Dante You're a fucking moron aren't you?
The bills represent the periods of European history in architecture so I think the people should reflect that.
Marcus Aurelius Albert Einstein Clovis I Casimir III Bartolomé de las Casas Auguste Escoffier
>5. patriot Bismarck >10. writer Goethe >20. musician Wagner, since Beethoven is already in the anthem and Salzburg is currently in Austria >50. painter Only one I call recall is Ernst >100. scientist Einstein >200. philosopher Nietzche >500. leader Frederick the Great
>new Rome >doesn't even have an army of its own yeah no
Can you find seven notable figures from Cyprus?
>5. patriot Jean Moulin >10. writer Victor Hugo >20. musician Hector Berlioz >50. painter Claude Monet >100. scientist Louis Pasteur >200. philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau >500. leader Charles De Gaulle
>Milan Kundera well that's a name I didn't expect to pop up on Veeky Forums, ever
People here read books senpai
From Spain 5. Rafael del Riego. 10. Cervantes. 20. Manuel de Falla. 50. Velázquez or Goya. 100. Ramón y Cajal. 200. Séneca or Averroes. 500. Carlos III (Suarez perharps).
>tfw no banknotes with mortars
this. Leaders are too controversial, you usually don't become great leader without triggering some people abroad.
Cultural figures can be just as controversial tbqh. Imagine putting Dostoevsky on a Russian currency without someone going muh misogyny muh antisemitism.
Leaders are ok if they are long enough dead. For example no one would mind Ceaser, not even the french.
Julius Caesar Augustus Charlemagne Copernicus Napoleon Plato Socrates
>no Simo Häyya
Jesus Christ on every note
All of the above bar napolean
>Julius Caesar >Charlemagne >Alfred Nobel >Napoleon >Shakespeare >Queen Isabella I of Castile >John Paul II
Literally perfect, come the fuck at me
mannerheim was nothing but foreign imperialist, traitor of his country and people and cold-blooded murderer.
>john paul II on the 500
He isn't culturally or historically important desu
Socrates (symbolize ancient foundations, wisdom-seeking) Leonardo Da Vinci (art, imagination, complexity of "Renaissance man") John Amos Comenius (education) Erasmus of Rotterdam (humanism, tolerance) Marie Curie (progress, international collaboration, gender equality) Albert Schweitzer (compassion, equality, humanitarian involvement) Alberto Barbosa (multiculturalism)
...What ever you say man.
- King Leopold II of Belgium
- Francesco Franco
- Oskar Dirlewanger
- Vlad the Impaler
- Pius XII
- Hernan Cortez
- Johan Cruiff
Damn son careful with all those edges
>Using soviet propaganda
What about Charlemagne?
>Copernicus >John Paul II >Marie Curie But Poland isn't in a Eurozone!
I would love to have Vlad the Impaler staring at me on the 500 bill
So there are 7 spots to fill, and they should all be people whose importance resonates across all of the West. I'd nominate:
I think that's a decent balance between time periods, and also a mix of countries. Of course it doesn't include any East Europeans or women, but I don't think you could do that without blatant tokenism.
>no EE Triggered, change this now!
images of people of haram. all future eu currency will only have geometric patterns and the crescent moon on them.
>not combining historical people and architecture
Most of Eastern Europe isn't in the Eurozone anyway.