Andreas Kalvos (Greek: Ανδρέας Κάλβος, 1792-November 3, 1869) was one of the greatest Greek writers.
Born in Zakynthos in 1792. His parents were Andriani Roukani, his mother and Ioannis Kalvos, his father. Kalvos is one of the two children including Nikolaos which he was two years older. Kalvos visited Livorno (then Leghorn), Pisa for a few months where he worked with other writers and Florence in Italy. In Livorno, Kalvos wrote his first work was Ymno ston Napoleonta = Hymn to Napoleon. In 1812, his father died and continous large economic turn which he knew other parallels and the knowledge from the Italian-Greek poet Ugo Foscolo. Foscolo became a teacher, and an indoctrinator in neoclassicism, in ancient models and in liberal politics. In 1813, Kalvos and Foscolo wrote four tragedies in Italian including Theramenes, Danaides and Hippias. Kalvos also completed four dramatic works, together with neoclassical orders. Foscolo was banished to Zurich in Switzerland at th ened of 1813. Kalvos later wrote Odi eis Iounious Kalvos in 1816, when he learned and the death of his mother.
At the end of 1816, two of his friends left for England. Kalvos married Teresa Thomas in May of 1819 which she died one year later. He left from England in 1820. Kalvos also visited Florence, Paris in 1820 where he visited a cinema and later Geneva, with his love of the Panhellenic circle, where he worked as a professor of foreign languages and also studied the manuscripts from the Iliad which did not carried out. His works were the first in Greek literature and the only with the highest value of his poetic works, Lyra with ten odes. The odes were translated from French. In the beginning of 1825, Kalvos returned to Paris and still published ten odes with economic of Lyra.
At the end of June 1826, he moved to Nafplio. A month later, he visited Corfu and attended the Ionian Academy until 1827. In 1841, he became principal of the Corfiot Gymnasium (Kerkyraikou Gymnasiou) and he later worked in several newspapers. He moved to Louth in England at the end of 1852 where he married Charlotte Wadans a year after his arrival. Kalvos died on November 3, 1869.
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