17 Facts About Andreas Kalvos


Andreas Kalvos was a Greek poet of the Romantic school.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,268

Andreas Kalvos published five volumes of poetry and drama - Canzone.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,269

Andreas Kalvos was a contemporary of the poets Ugo Foscolo and Dionysios Solomos.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,270

Andreas Kalvos was among the representatives of the Heptanese School of literature.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,271

In 1802, when Andreas Kalvos was ten years old, his father took him and Nicolaos, but not his wife, to Livorno in Italy, where his brother was consul for the Ionian Islands and where there was a Greek community.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,272

In Livorno, Andreas Kalvos first studied ancient Greek and Latin literature and history.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,273

Under the influence of Foscolo Andreas Kalvos took up neoclassicism, archaizing ideals, and political liberalism.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,274

In 1813 Andreas Kalvos wrote three tragedies in Italian: Theramenes, Danaides and Hippias.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,275

Andreas Kalvos completed four dramatic monologues, in the neoclassical style.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,276

Andreas Kalvos remained in Florence, where he again became a teacher.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,277

Andreas Kalvos earned a living by giving Italian and Greek lessons, and translating the Anglican liturgy into Italian and Greek.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,278

Andreas Kalvos composed and published a modern Greek grammar, 'Italian Lessons, in four parts' and dealt with the syntax of an English-Greek dictionary.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,279

Andreas Kalvos retreated to Geneva, finding support in the philhellene circle of the city.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,280

Andreas Kalvos worked again as a teacher of foreign languages, while publishing of a manuscript of the Iliad, that however was not successful.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,281

At the beginning of 1825 Andreas Kalvos returned to Paris, where in 1826 he published ten more Greek odes, Lyrica, with the financial aid of philhellenes.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,282

Andreas Kalvos landed at Nauplion; but was disappointed by the rivalries and hatreds of the Greeks and their indifference to himself and his work.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,283

Andreas Kalvos was director of the Corfiot Gymnasium during 1841, but resigned by the end of the year.

FactSnippet No. 1,607,284