Αριστοτέλης Βαλαωρίτης

Αριστοτέλης Βαλαωρίτης

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Αριστοτέλης Βαλαωρίτης
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(1824–1879)
Aristotelis Valaoritis was a Greek poet, representative of the Heptanese School, and politician. He was also the great-grandfather of Nanos Valaoritis, one of the most distinguished writers of Greece.

He was born in Lefkada in 1824 to a Greek father of Epirotic descent. He completed his school education in Lefkada and Corfu. Afterwards he went to France and Italy to study law. He never worked as a lawyer though, but completely devoted himself to poetry. He spent an important part of his life in the small island of Madouri.

At the age of 25 he married the daughter of the Venetian scholar Emilio De Tipaldo, Eloisa. Using simple language he wrote many poems regarding the Greek War of Independence. He was credited as a national poet. Some of his most important works are: Stichourgimata, Mnemosina, Kira Frosini, Athanasios Diakos, O Fotinos, Astrapogiannos.

O Fotinos (or Der Helle in German), is a very famous unfinished poem relating the so-called Voukentra revolution of 1357 in Lefkada against the Venetian (Italian) occupation. Valaoritis composed this poem on the privately owned isle of Madouri.

Meanwhile, he got into politics. As a member of the Parliament of the United States of the Ionian Islands he fought for the rights of the Ionian islands. Once the Ionian islands were united with Greece he moved to Athens, as a member of the Greek Parliament. His speeches were heavily influenced by his poetic language, making his rhetorical skills uniquely remarkable. The last years of his life, he developed action towards the integration of Epirus to Greece, a goal not fully achieved until the Balkan Wars.

He died in Lefkada in 1879 due to heart failure.
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INT 33772 Mikis Theodorakis I Agrembeli (The Vine Tendril) (as Aristotelis Valaoritis) Mikis Theodorakis - First Songs(CD, Comp) Intuition Records INT 33772 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
00342 Μίκης Θεοδωράκης* Η Ξανθούλα and 1 more… Μίκης Θεοδωράκης* - Δες Τι Λαμπρό Φεγγάρι(CD, Album) Eros Music 00342 Greece 2005 Sell This Version
NRCD001 W.E.B. Clamor Luna Part II - Regina Est W.E.B. - For Bidens(CD, Album) No Regrets Records NRCD001 Greece 2014 Sell This Version
001 Σταμάτης Χατζηευσταθίου Ο Βράχος Και Το Κύμα Σταμάτης Χατζηευσταθίου - Έλληνες φιλΈλληνες(CD, Album + 10xFile, AAC, 256) Τέχνης Πολιτεία 001 Greece 2017 Sell This Version
EP 8904 Νίκος Μοσχονάς Ο Γέρος-Δήμος (as Αρ. Βαλαωρίτης) Νίκος Μοσχονάς - Ο Βράχος / Το Λαγιαρνί(7", EP) Fidelity (2) EP 8904 Greece Unknown Sell This Version