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El Greco – Domenicos Theotokopoulos

Domenikos Theotokopoulos, other wise known as “El Greco” due to his Greek heritage, was a popular Greek painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. He was a master of post-Byzantine art by the age of 26, when he traveled to Venice, and later Rome, where he opened his first workshop. Unlike other artists, El …

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Maria Callas

Maria Callas – biography

Background and Early Life of Maria Callas Greek – American opera singer Maria Callas was born Cecilia Sophia Anna Maria Kalogeropoulos in New York City on December 2, 1923, a date confirmed by the attending physician for the delivery and what is believed to be her birth certificate. (Over the years, discrepancies and confusion have arisen concerning …

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Aristotle Onassis

Aristotle Onassis – biography

Onassis was born on 20th January 1906 in a town of Smyrna present day Izmir, Turkey. He attended prestigious schools and by the time he was 16 he had mastered four languages including his native language Greek, Spanish, Turkish and English. Onassis moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1923 after the Great Fire of Smyrna. …

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