Home  »  library  »  BIOS  »  Geōrgios Zalokōstas (1805–1858)

C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Geōrgios Zalokōstas (1805–1858)

Zalokōstas, Geōrgios (zäl-ō-kōs’tas). A distinguished Greek poet; born at Syrrhako, Epirus, April 17, 1805; died at Athens, Sept. 3, 1858. At the age of sixteen he fought in the insurrection at Missolonghi. The Greek children learn his songs. Among his best-known poems were: ‘Missolonghi’; ‘Armatoles and Klephts’; ‘The Entrance of Prevesa’; ‘Hours of Leisure’; ‘Marco Bozzaris’; etc. Several of his pieces have been translated into Italian, Spanish, English, German, French, and Russian.