Spiridon Lampros

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Lampros, Spiridon


Born Apr. 8, 1851, on the island of Kerkira (Corfu); died July 23, 1919, in Kifisia. Greek government figure, historian, founder of Byzantine studies in Greece.

From 1887 to 1917, Lampros was a professor at the University of Athens; in 1904 he founded the journal Neos Hellenomnemon. He published a catalog of Greek manuscripts by Afon (1895–1900) and many Byzantine texts, including works by Michael Khoniat (with commentary). His work A History of Greece (vols. 1–6, 1886–1908) devotes considerable attention to the domestic history of Byzantium. From November 1916 to April 1917 he was prime minister of Greece.


Neos Hellenomnemon, 1920, no. 14, pp. 115–248. (Bibliography of Lampros’ works.)
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