Odysseas Elytis

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Birthday
2, 1911
Birthplace
Greece
Death Date
Mar 18, 1996 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
2, 1911
Birthplace
Greece
Death Date
Mar 18, 1996 (84)

About

Greek poet and 1979 Nobel Prize in Literature recipient who was associated with the Romantic Modernism movement. His poetic works include Orientations, The Sovereign Sun, and Diary of an Invisible April.

Before Fame

He was born into a family from Lesbos, Greece, and served as a military lieutenant in the late 1930s.

Trivia

He wrote a poem that was set to music and became a popular Greek anthem.

Family Life

He was romantically involved with Mariannina Kriezi, a musicologist.

Associated With

He studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and became acquainted with Pablo Picasso and other avant-garde artists and literary figures.

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