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Author Information: Nikos Kazantzakis



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(1883 - 1957)

Nikos Kazantzakis was born in Greece in 1883 and attended the University of Athens, where he received his Doctor of Law degree. Later, he studied in Paris under the philosopher Henri Bergson, and he completed his schooling in literature and art in Germany and Italy. In 1945, he was the Greek Minister of Education; he was also President of the Greek Society of Men of Letters. Kazantzakis was a dramatist, translator, poet, and travel writer. He died in Freiburg, Germany, in October 1957.


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