1806 – 1868
Who was Panagiotis Soutsos?
Panagiotis Soutsos, was a Greek newspaper editor, journalist, author, and poet of the romantic school, born in Constantinople. He was an admirer of the ancient Greek tradition, while he used an archaic language in his works. Soutsos is known today as a visionary of the revival of the Olympic Games who inspired Evangelis Zappas to sponsor the revival of the Olympic Games. Soutsos wrote and published an article with the title "Evangelis Zappas" about the re-establishment of the Olympic Games in his own "Helios" newspaper on July 13, 1856 two whole days before Alexandros Rangavis, the foreign minister of Greece, received a letter from Zappas with details recorded in the article.
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