Giorgos Seferis

Greek poet and diplomat (1900-1971)

Giorgos or George Seferis (/səˈfɛrɪs/), the pen name of Georgios Seferiades (Γεώργιος Σεφεριάδης;  [O.S. February 29] 1900 – September 20, 1971), was a Greek poet and diplomat. He was one of the most important Greek poets of the 20th century, and a Nobel laureate. He was a career diplomat in the Greek Foreign Service, culminating in his appointment as Ambassador to the UK, a post which he held from 1957 to 1962.

Seferis (1921)
George Seferis in 1963


  • Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life.
    • "Greek poet's odyssey", 17 Jan 1964, LIFE Magazine, ‎Vol. 56, No. 3, Page 75.

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