Timoleon Filimon (Greek : Τιμολέων Φιλήμων 1833 – 7 March 1898 ) was a Greek journalist, politician, intellectual and tutor of King George I. He was one of the founding members of the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece.
He was born in 1833 in Nafplion, son of the publisher, writer and member of the Philiki Etaireia (Society of Friends) Ioannis Filimon. He studied law at the University of Athens. He studied law at the Athens University, from where he graduated with honours but he occupied himself since a teenager with journalism at the newspaper Aion , belonging to his father, and in 1856 he took over the newspaper's direction. In the following year he was imprisoned for three months after a condemnation for insulting King Otto I. Afterwards, he was the secretary of the three member committee (Kanaris-Zaimis-Grivas ) which handed the crown to the new king George in Denmark. He consequently acted as secretary and tutor of king George till 1867.
In that same year he presented himself as parliamentary candidate for Attica, without succeeding to get elected. Success came for the first time in the election of 1868(In his first parliamentary term he also served as Vice President of Parliament). ). In the 1869 elections he failed to get elected, while in 1874, although he attracted large numbers of votes, his election was finally canceled. He was reelected in the elections of 1875 and 1879, while in the next ballots he did not manage to renew his presence in Parliament.He also occupied himself with local government, in parallel with his parliamentary career: In 1874 he was elected at the City Council of Athens for the first time, something which he repeated for another four consecutive terms. Furthermore, from 1878 till 1887 he served as president of the City Council. He was elected mayor of Athens in 1887 but he resigned in 1891, because of the acute financial problems of the municipality.
He served as the first curator of the Parliamentary Library from 1874 till 1887, during which term the library was significantly enriched (from a number of 5000 volumes contained in 1874, at the end of Philimon's term it reached about 120000 ),he was a founding member of the Historical and Ethnological Society of Greece and its first president for the period between 1882 – 1887, he served as secretary to the Musical and Dramatic Society and he contributed to the organization of the Olympic Games of 1896. Filimon also published a book titled The Mayor (Ο Δήμαρχος O Dimarhos) while his translation of the book The Ancient City by Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges was published posthumously (edited by Spyridon Lambrou).
According to the official web page of the Greek Great Masonic Lodge, Timoleon Philimon was also a Grand Master of the lodge.
Filimon died of heart failure in Athens on 7 March 1898.His funeral was attended by the prime minister Alexandros Zaimis, by members of the Ministerial Council, by numerous politicians, by members of the royal family and by thousands of citizens.
Greece recognizes same-sex unions by allowing couples to enter into cohabitation agreements since 24 December 2015. A bill allowing such unions was approved by the Hellenic Parliament on 23 December 2015 and published in the Government Gazette the following day.
Duke of Sparta was a title instituted in 1868 to designate the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Greece. Its legal status was exceptional, as the Constitution of Greece forbade the award or acceptance of titles of nobility for Greek citizens. Consequently, it was mostly used abroad, and only occasionally and unofficially within Greece.
Ecumenical Patriarch Meletius (Greek: Μελέτιος, secular name Emmanuel Metaxakis; was Greek Patriarch of Alexandria under the episcopal name Meletius II from 1926 to 1935.
The National Historical Museum is a historical museum in Athens. Founded in 1882, is the oldest of its kind in Greece. It is located in the Old Parliament House at Stadiou Street in Athens, which housed the Hellenic Parliament from 1875 until 1932.
Timleon Ambelas was a Greek poet.
The Sacred Band was a military force founded by Alexander Ypsilantis at the beginning of the Greek War of Independence, in the middle of March 1821 in Wallachia, now part of Romania. It was formed by volunteers students of the Greek communities of Moldavia, Wallachia and Odessa. It was the first organized military unit of the Greek War of Independence (1821) and of the Greek army in general. Ypsilantis thought that these young people could become the soul of his army. That was the reason that he borrowed the name of the Sacred Band of Thebes.
Panayotis Koupitoris was an Arvanite Greek writer from the island of Hydra.
Konstantinos Skenderis was a Greek journalist and author. He was born in Korça, modern southeast Albania, when the city was under Ottoman rule. From 1910 he published the newspaper named O Pelasgos
Panagiotis V. Faklaris is a Greek archaeologist, professor of classical archaeology and excavator of the acropolis and the walls of Vergina. Main fields of specialization: topography of ancient Macedonia, topography of ancient Kynouria, arms and armour, horse harnesses, ancient Greek daily life, metal finds,Greek mythology. Studied archaeology at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Cambridge UK. Born in Arcadia, Greece, April 1950. Assistant (1978–1992) of the famous Greek archaeology professor Manolis Andronikos. Member of the Athens Archaeological Society since 1986. Member of the Greek Folklore Society since 1977. Founding member of the Association for the Study of Ancient Greek Technology (EMAET).EMAET Member of the Historical and Epigraphical Studies Society. Member of the Peloponnesian Studies Society. Εταιρεία Πελοποννησιακών Σπουδών Founding member of the Arcadian Academy.
Anastasios Orlandos was a Greek architect and historian of architecture.
Giorgos Grammatikakis is a Greek physicist, writer, and the dean emeritus of the University of Crete. In 2014, he was elected Member of the European Parliament (MEP).
Antonios Miliarakis was a Greek geographer, academic and historian of the 19th century. He was distinguished for his studies in history and geography.
Georgios Vroutos was a renowned Greek sculptor of the 19th century.
Aristotelis Kourtidis was a distinguished Greek educator and writer.
Georgios Psyllas was a Greek scholar and politician, and editor during the Greek War of Independence of the newspaper Efimeris ton Athinon.
Meletis Vasileiou from Chasia in Attica was a leader of the Greek War of Independence who contributed a lot to the organization of the revolutionary forces in Attica.
The Efimeris ton Athinon was the first newspaper that was published in Athens. The public announcement for the publication of the newspaper took place on 18 July 1824 and the first issue of the newspaper was released on 20 August. It was printed in Salamis where the ephors of Athens temporarily sent the press for fear of raids by the Ottoman garrison of Chalkis. The next sheet was printed normally in Athens on 6 September. 103 sheets were released the first year, until 30 October 1825 and 37 sheets were issued during the second year, with the last sheet on 15 April 1826, when its publication was abruptly stopped.
The celebration of the Greek Revolution of 1821, less commonly known as Independence Day, takes place in Greece, Cyprus and Greek diaspora centers on 25 March every year, coinciding with the Feast of the Annunciation.
Anna Karamanli is a Greek politician, sports journalist, and former athlete.
Timoleon Argyropoylos was a greek physics and mathematics professor at the University of Athens.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Timoleon Filimon .|