was the scholar and poet. He became the best-known cotemporary collector,
copyist and trader of Greek manuscripts, which enriched some of the greatest
Libraries of Europe. His poetical work, Lament for the Fall of Greece
was published in 1544.
Another Corfiot Nikolaos Sophianos is
chiefly known for his Modern Greek Grammar. He also translated a number
of Greek classics into Modern Greek. He established the Sophianos printing
press in 1544.
The historian Andreas Marmoras (1618-1684)
is well remembered as the author of the first history of Corfu, published in
1672 in Italian and entitled Della Historia di Corfu.
was the eminent divine, philosopher and mathematician. He wrote a monumental
translation of Virgil’s Aenid and Georgics in Homeric
hexameters. His most important works are his Book of Logic, Elements
of Metaphysics, and Principles of Philosophy.
was the great ecclesiastical scholar, theologian and mathematician. He was the
first to introduce into Greece the study of mathematics and natural sciences;
he was also the first author of high standing to use Modern Greek in his
Boulgaris and Nikiphoros Theotokis, both illustrious men, and
enlightened ‘teachers of the nation’, Greece owes a great part of its cultural
was a writer and poet. His main work comprises four volumes of prose and
poetry, published under the title Opere di Mario Pieri Corcirese. His
historical work in Italian Compendio della Storia del Risorgimento della
Grecia dal 1740 al 1824 was awarded a prize by the famous Accademia
became famous for his Italian verse translation of Homer’s Odyssey. In
Corfu he taught law in the Ionian Academy and was elected Professor of
law at the Ionian University.
Michael-Stephen Trivolis-Pieris (1784-1829)
was the botanist, and the first Corfiot to write a work on botany, under the
title Flora Corcyrensis Centuria Prima.
established the first school of mutual instruction in Greece. Thanks to his
efforts elementary education was promoted in all the Corfu villages and in the
other Ionian Islands.
was the author of a number of medical works, of which his Descriptive
Anatomy was translated into Italian and used as a textbook in many Italian
universities. In 1852 he founded the first Greek private School for Girls.
lyric poet, who is regarded as the greatest poet of modern Greece. His works
include the Hymn to Liberty, composed in 1823, the first stanzas of
which were adopted later as the National Anthem of Greece. The movement
known as the Corfu Literary School was initiated by the group of
friends and disciples, who gathered around Solomos and followed his example by
using the everyday language of the people in their original work, and their
is a noted novelist. He is considered the initiator of the
social and naturalistic novel in Greece, depicting Corfiot life and customs.
He is also known for his translations into Modern Greek of Plato,
Aristophanes, Virgil, Goethe, Shiller and Shakespeare. Among his original
works belong, The Value of Money, The Life and Death of Karavellas,
The Condemned and Slaves in their Chains.
was a leading Modern Greek Philosopher. He founded the Greek weekly newspaper
‘Patris’ of which he was the chief editor. His most important works are
Theoretical and practical Philosophical Works, and Philosophical
STAMATOPOULOS, N.: Old Corfu, History and Culture,
K. Mihalas s.a., Athens, 1993
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