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Fighters of the 1821 revolution
, 1850 - 1929
Alexandros Moraitidis was born in Skiathos on 15th October 1850. He
completed his primary school studies and the first two grades of the Hellenic
school in Skiathos. In 1866 he went to Athens where he completed the Hellenic
school (a school between primary and high school), in 1871 he graduated from Varvakio
High School and he enrolled in the Faculty of Philosophy in the University of
Athens. In 1872 he became a regular member of the literary group "Parnasos" while
in 1874 he started his journalistic career. In 1880 he was appointed in a teaching
position in Varvakio and in 1881 he was named a Doctor of philosophy with the
grade "very Good". In 1886 he received the medal of the silver cross of the Saviour.
He travelled repeatedly to the holy land, to Constantinople and to Agio Oros (Mount
of Athos). In 1901 he got married to Angeliki Foulaki in Athens.
In 1921 he received the national distinction of Arts and Letters
and in January 1928 he became a chaired member of the Academy of Athens. His greeting
letter to the President of the Academy was his only contact since he did not participate
in any conference or meeting. In 1929 in Skiathos he became a high-ranking priest
and was named Andronikos. In October in the same year he got ill and died in the
afternoon of 25th October 1929. His funeral was held the next day and G. Rigas
delivered a very warm funeral oration. Moraitidis cultivated all form of literature
and his work was inspired and characterised by a particular lyricism, deep religiousness
as well as love for Skiathos.
This text is cited Sep 2002 from the Municipality of Skiathos URL below, which contains image.
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