NameJohn Nicholas (Nicolas) Mavrogordato, 11G Grandson
Birth19 Jul 1882, London, England
Death24 Jul 1970
Baptism5 Aug 1882, Church of Our Saviour, London Wall, City of London, England
OccupationClassicist, academic and writer.
EducationElstree School. Eton. Exeter Collage, Oxford.
Note 1Classical Scholar. Holder in 1939 of the Bywater and Sotheby Chair at Oxford University (Professorship of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature). Secretary of the Anglo-Hellenic League.
Note 2War correspondent during the 1912 Balkan Wars for the Westminster Gazette. Unfit for active service in WWl. Keen painter. Prolific author. Edited and translated, with commentary, 'Digenes Akrites'.
Note 3Translator, into English, of the poems of C. P. Cavafy in 'The Poems of C. P. Cavafy' (with an introduction by Rex Warner).
God-parentsJohn Scaramanga (represented by Orietta Galati).
Marriage14 Nov 1914, London, England
SpouseChristine Maud (George) Humphries
Birth7 Oct 1886, London, England
Death18 Sep 1971, 3 Montpelier Walk, London SW7, England
Death MemoSee The Times 28 Sep 1971.
Note 1Is she the sister of her son’s god-mother Amalia Metaxa? She is presumably the Christina Mavrogordato who was god-mother in London to Emma Polyxene Mavrogordato, b. 19-06-1896, daughter of John Mavrogordato of Constantinople and his wife Alice.
FatherGeorge Humphries (?-?)
MotherLucy Caroline Pope (?-?)
Children
Birth2 Jan 1916, London, England
Death21 May 1998
Marriage24 Sep 1937, Epsom, Surrey, England
Birth24 May 1922, London, England
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