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Nikos Kazantzakis
Birth: Feb. 18, 1883
Death: Oct. 26, 1957

Writer. He was born in Candia (now Heraklion, Crete). He is considered one of the most importants greek writers of all times. He is best remembered for his book Life and Time of Alexis Zorbas (Zorba the Greek). He also wrote The Last Temptation, Christ Recrucified, Askitikis, Sodom and Gomorrha, Freedom and Death, God's Pauper, Report to Greco and Travels, with the author's impressions of Spain, Italy, Sinai, Japan, England, Russia, Jerusalem and Cyprus. He died in Germany, and when his body arrives in Athens, the Greek Orthodox Church refuses to allow it to lie in state. The body is transferred to Crete, where it is viewed in the cathedral church of Heraklion. A huge procession follows it to interment on the Venetian ramparts. Later, Kazantzakis’ chosen epitaph is inscribed on the tomb: "Den elpizo tipota. Den fovumai tipota. Eimai eleftheros." (I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.)
Cause of death: Leukemia. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Eleni Samiou (1903 - 2004)*
 
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Burial:
Martinego Bastion
Heraklion
Regional unit of Heraklion
Crete, Greece
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Jan 30, 2006
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Nikos Kazantzakis
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
Nikos Kazantzakis
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
Nikos Kazantzakis
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
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