When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain ~ Shakespeare
Ivo Andrić (1892 –1975) was a Yugoslav novelist, short story writer, and the 1961 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. His writings dealt mainly with life in his native Bosnia under the Ottoman Empire.
Karadzic on 10 Serbian Dinaras
Vuk Stefanović Karadžić (1787 – 1864) Serbian linguist and major reformer of the Serbian language, and deserves, perhaps, for his collections of songs, fairy tales, and riddles to be called the father of the study of Serbian folklore.
Vondel on 5 Dutch Guilders (1973)
Joost van den Vondel (1587 - 1679) was a Dutch writer and playwright. He is considered the most prominent Dutch poet and playwright of the 17th century. His plays are the ones from that period that are still most frequently performed.
Marti on Cuban Peso
José Martí (1853 – 1895) was a Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin American literature. In his short life he was a poet, an essayist, a journalist, a revolutionary philosopher, a translator, a professor, a publisher, and a political theorist. Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence against Spain in the 19th century.
Andric on Yugoslavian Hyperinflation banknote
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was honored on a 20 Pound Note by Bank of England