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'''Dionysios Solomos''' (greek: Διονύσιος Σολωμός) ([]-[]) was a [[Greece|Greek]] poet from [[Zakynthos]]. He is best known for writing the poem "[[Hymn to Freedom]]" (''Imnos pros tin Eleftherian'') in [], of which the first two
[[stanza]]s became the Greek [[national anthem ]]. Tradition has it that the poem was inspired by the Siege of [[Mesolonghi]] during the Greek [[War of Independence]].
He was born in [] to a wealthy family, and in [] he went to Italy, where he studied law. After 10 years he returned to [[Zakynthos]] with a solid background in literature. Solomos became famous as a poet during this time, while still a young man.