LGBT People Of History Part Eighty Eight Napoleon Lapithiotis

Napoleon Lapithiotis
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Napoleon Lapitiotis In His Younger Years
Napoleon Lapitiotis In His Younger Years | Source

Born on October 31st 1888 in Athens, Greece, Napoleon began writing and publishing his poetry from the very early age of eleven. He established the Igiso Magazine. Igiso is the name he adapted from Attic Greek word ‘Hēgēso’.

He attended the law school in the University of Athens, and after he graduated he went on to publish his first book of poetry in 1939.

His many poetry works today are very famous. I have given you nine below along with the English translation beside them.

English Greek

Poet - Ποιητής

Secret ... - Μυστικό...

Episode - Ἐπεισόδιο

The Joy - Ἡ χαρά

Crush - Συντριβή

Memories - Ἀναμνήσεις

Story - Παραμύθι

The Nightclub- Στὴ νυχτερινὸ κέντρο

Winter Landscape - Χειμωνιάτικο τοπίο

Napoleon was openly homosexual. Sadly in his later years he became an opium addict and very poor.

Sadly on January 7th 1944 Napoleon committed suicide with a revolver.

The film ‘Meteor and Shadow’ of 1985 was based on Napoleon’s life.

Such a sad end to a great writer.

Callum & Ian.

With Thanks To Wikipedia.

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alian346 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

This is such a sad, sad story, Callum. You can almost feel his sadness in the photograph.


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Yes. A very sad ending to his life.

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calpol25 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner) Author

So true, you wish you could just give him a huge hug. x

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