Sold Price: SPYROS LOUIS. Albumen photo by A. Gaziadis, portrait of the famous Greek athlete winner of the first modern-day Olympic marathon - July 6, 0114 2:00 PM CEST
[VAN MOUR, Jean Baptiste] "Prestre Grec", J. De Franssiers sculp. - Avec privilège du Roi, Paris, 1714. Fine copper and hand coloured engraving (36x25cm in 51x33cm sheet), depicting the Patriarch of Constantinople. From "Recueil de cent estampes representant differentes nations du Levant tirées sur les tableaux peints d’après Nature en 1707, et 1708 par les Ordres de Mr. de Ferriol ambassadeur du Roi a la Port", no 67, Paris, 1714. Slight wear on the edges, otherwise very good.
Greek Olympics, Greek marathon runner (1896)
Spyros Louis (1873–1940) was born into an Athens family where the only income came from selling clean drinking water. Eager to help out his dad, young Spyros must have been used to running long distances, carrying his water bottles. Spyros Louis, with a handsome handlebar moustache That a Greek athlete should win the first modern-day Olympic marathon at the 1896 Summer Olympics was the stuff of legend. And the story is very Greek! Spyros Louis went to his church and prayed to the Virgin for…
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Spyridon Louis became an overnight national hero in 1896 when he won the marathon at the first modern Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.