Anastasios Metaxas

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Birthday
27, 1862
Birthplace
Greece
Death Date
Jan 28, 1937 (74)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
27, 1862
Birthplace
Greece
Death Date
Jan 28, 1937 (74)

About

Restored the Panathinaiko Stadium where the 1896 Athens Summer Olympics were held. He was an Olympic athlete as well as an architect, and he competed in the military and free rifle events at the 1896 games.

Before Fame

He was chosen by Greek businessman and philanthropist, George Averoff, to head the Olympic stadium project. Once on the project, Metaxas worked from a design by the famous architect, Ernst Ziller.

Trivia

He did not win a medal until the 1908 London games, when he won bronze in the trap-shooting event.

Family Life

He was born in Greece, and the fact that he was selected for the Olympic stadium project brought great honor and prestige to his family.

Associated With

He and fellow architect Frank Lloyd Wright were contemporaries.