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Aristotle Socrates Onassis

Greek: Αριστοτέλης Ωνάσης
Also Known As: "Ari"
Birthplace: Karatass, Smyrna, Greece (in present day Turkey)
Death: March 15, 1975 (69)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France (Myasthenia Gravis)
Place of Burial: Kerika, Greece
Immediate Family:

Son of Private and Penelope Dologlu
Husband of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Ex-husband of Tina, Marchioness of Blandford
Ex-partner of Claudia Muzio and Maria Callas
Father of Alexander Socrates Onassis; Christina Onassis and Omiros Onassis
Brother of Artemis Garofalidi
Half brother of Meropi Konialidou and Kalliroi Patronikola

Occupation: Shipping Magnate
Managed by: Noah Tutak
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About Aristotle Socrates Onassis

Aristotle Socrates Onassis (20 January 1906 – 15 March 1975), commonly called Ari or Aristo Onassis, was a Greek shipping magnate who amassed the world's largest privately owned shipping fleet and was one of the world's richest and most famous men. He was known for his business success, his great wealth and also his personal life, including his marriage to Athina Mary Livanos (daughter of shipping tycoon Stavros G. Livanos); his affair with famous opera singer Maria Callas; and his 1968 marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy, the widow of American President John F. Kennedy.

Onassis was born in Smyrna and fled the city with his family to Greece in 1922 in the wake of the Greco-Turkish War. He moved to Argentina in 1923 and established himself as a tobacco trader and later a shipping owner during the Second World War. Moving to Monaco, Onassis rivaled Prince Rainer III for economic control of the country through his ownership of SBM and in the mid 1950s sought to secure an oil shipping arrangement with Saudi Arabia and engaged in whaling expeditions. In the 1960s Onassis attempted to establish a large investment contract, Project Omega, with the Greek military junta, and sold Olympic Airways which he had founded in 1957. Onassis was greatly affected by the death of his 24-year-old son, Alexander, in a plane crash in 1973, and died two years later.

Greek tycoon, secon husband of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Born January 20, 1900 although he claimed to have been born January 20, 1906.

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Aristotle Socrates Onassis's Timeline

January 20, 1906
Karatass, Smyrna, Greece (in present day Turkey)
April 30, 1948
New York, NY, United States
December 11, 1950
New York, New York, United States
March 30, 1960
March 15, 1975
Age 69
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Island of Skorpios Cemetery, Kerika, Greece