Dionysios Solomos Birthday, Date of Birth

Dionysios Solomos

Dionysios Solomos (; Greek: Διονύσιος Σολωμός [ði.oniˈsios soloˈmos]; 8 April 1798 – 9 February 1857) was a Greek poet from Zakynthos, but his grandfather was from Candia (Heraklion) and moved to Zakynthos after the conquest by the Othomans in 1669. He is best known for writing the Hymn to Liberty (Greek: Ὕμνος εις την Ἐλευθερίαν, Ýmnos eis tīn Eleutherían), of which the first two stanzas, set to music by Nikolaos Mantzaros, became the Greek and Cypriot national anthem in 1865. He was the central figure of the Heptanese School of poetry, and is considered the national poet of Greece—not only because he wrote the national anthem, but also because he contributed to the preservation of earlier poetic tradition and highlighted its usefulness to modern literature. Other notable poems include Ὁ Κρητικός (Τhe Cretan), Ἐλεύθεροι Πολιορκημένοι (The Free Besieged) and others. A characteristic of his work is that no poem except the Hymn to Liberty was completed, and almost nothing was published during his lifetime.

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Sunday, April 8, 1798
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The April 8, 1798 was a Sunday under the star sign of . It was the 97 day of the year. President of the United States was John Adams.

If you were born on this day, you are 223 years old. Your last birthday was on the Thursday, April 8, 2021, 4 days ago. Your next birthday is on Friday, April 8, 2022, in 360 days. You have lived for 81,453 days, or about 1,954,878 hours, or about 117,292,713 minutes, or about seconds.

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