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Constantinos Spyridakis

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Nicosia, Cyprus
Death: January 14, 1976 (72)
Immediate Family:

Son of Spyridonos Spyridakis and Aglaia Spyridakis
Husband of Thalia Spyridakis
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Origenis SPYRIDAKIS and Yiangos SPYRIDAKIS

Occupation: Director of Pancyprian Gymnasium
Managed by: Nicholas A Nicolaides
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About Constantinos Spyridakis

Constantinos Spyridakis was born in Nicosia in 1903. He studied philology at Athens University (1919-1923), ancient history, classics and philosophy at Berlin University (1931-1934). He was made Doctor of Philosophy in 1934. He served as Principal of the Pancyprian Gymnasium (1936-1960), as President of the Greek Communal Chamber (1960-1965) and as Minister of Education (1965-1970). He founded scientific societies and research centres which were internationally recognised. He was elected associate member of Athens Academy (1952), Honorary Doctor of Thessaloniki University (1969) and Member of the Ionian Academy (1979). He was awarded the Gold Medal of the Jerusalem Patriarchate (1951), the Goethe gold Medal (1964), the Grand Cross of the Order of Phoenix (1966) and the Gold Medal of the Church of St. Barnabas (1972). Constantinos Spyridakis published the "Brief History of Cyprus" (1964-1972), and a voluminous work entitled "Studies, Lectures, Speeches and Articles" (1972). He wrote the "History of Ancient Cyprus", an Athens University Publication (1986), He died in 1976.

(http://www.philatelism.com/details.php?issueid=272) (Cyprus Who's Who 1940)

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Constantinos Spyridakis's Timeline

1903
May 21, 1903
Nicosia, Cyprus
1919
1919
- 1923
Age 15
Athens, Greece
1931
1931
- 1934
Age 27
Berlin, Germany
1936
1936
- 1960
Age 32
Nicosia, Cyprus
1960
1960
- 1965
Age 56
Cyprus