Stylianos Seferiadis

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Stylianos "Stelios" Seferiadis was a Greek writer, lawyer, university professor and member of the Academy of Athens.

Seferiadis was born in Smyrna, Asia Minor, in 1873. He studied Law in France where he obtained his doctorate. Upon return to Smyrna, Seferiadis started writing, winning the "Panionian Award" in 1902 for a collection of poetry. In 1907, he translated Oedipus Rex into demotic Greek causing a major stir amongst the educated people of Smyrna.

In 1913 Seferiadis settled in Athens. Between 1919 and 1938, he taught Law at the University of Athens. In 1933, he was elected to the Academy of Athens.

Seferiadis also served as legal adviser to the Ministry of the Exterior, under PM Eleftherios Venizelos, as a member of the International Court of the Hague, as a member on the selection committee of Law professors for the University of Thessaloniki, etc.

He died in Paris, France, after a stroke, on August 6, 1951. He was the father of Nobel Award-winning poet Georgios Seferis.