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Ulysses (Zannis) Negroponte[1, 2]

Male 1832 - 1914  (81 years)


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  • Name Ulysses (Zannis) Negroponte 
    Nickname Odysseus, Ulysses John 
    Born 19 Nov 1832  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Mar 1914  Avenue Victor Hugo 67, Paris 16ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 25 Mar 1914  Ancien cimetière de Boulogne-sur-Seine, Val de Seine Paris 92100 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Funeral at the Greek Church, 5 rue Georges-Bizet, Paris, 25 Mar 1914, 2:30 p.m. Death announcement in Le Gaulois, 25 Mar 1914, p. 3.
    Notes 
    • Knight of the Order of The Saviour. Rémy Benoit says Sophia Zarifi was married to a Miltiade Negroponte... A significant property owner in Romania.
    • Occupation: 1896, banker.
    • Residence: 1861 Syros; 1896, Paris; 1908, 78 avenue Malakoff, Paris 16.
    • Mr. Negroponte, a Constantinople merchant, was aboard the Rethymo when it sank on the Bosphorus (The Times [London], 31 Dec 1874). He was rescued and his £T 4,200 was retrieved.
    • 20 Dec 1861: Odysseus Jn. Negroponte, 29, born Chios, unmarried, merchant, swore allegiance to the Greek government at the town hall, Ermoupolis.
    • Sturdza calls him 'grand proprietaire en Roumanie'
    • O. Negroponte, shipper: 1879 – ran a steamship out of Chios; and ran 3 river boats in 1895. [3]
    • A 1911 discussion in the British House of Commons referred to the Imperial Ottoman Bank group as including Theodore Mavrogordato, Ulysse Negroponte, Georges Zarifi, Georges Coronio, Eustache Eugenidi, Z. Stefanovich, Leonidas Zarifi, Paul Stefanovich Schilizzi and A Vlasto.
    • Ulysse Negroponte, Braila [Romania], owned 600 shares, Societe hellenique anonyme d'assurances generales la Nationale, L'Argus (Paris), 22 Nov 1891, p. 740.
    • U.J. Negropontes, contributed 50 fr. into Braila [Romania] Martinique disaster relief fund. [4]
    • Ulysse Negroponte gave 40,000 francs toward the construction of the Greek Church, rue Bizet, Paris Le Temps [Paris], 11 Nov 1912, p. 3.
    • The family manufactured cardboard at Grozeschti [Iaşi County, Romania], firm est. 1888, employing 100 workers, Revue de la papeterie française et étrangère, 1901, p. 624; 1903, p. 1903.
    • Ulysse Negroponte is among the 15 bankers who signed an agreement with the Ottoman government in Nov 1879 to ensure sufficient capital, A. Du Velay, Essai sur l'histoire financière de la Turquie : depuis le règne du sultan Mahmoud II jusqu'à nos jours, Paris, 1903, p. 400.
    • U.J. Negropontes, banquier, Kulchuk Millet Han 34-36, Galata, Annuaire oriental (Constantinople), 1891, pp. 385, 465.
    Person ID I1197  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 29 May 2019 

    Father Zannis (Theodore) Negroponte,   b. Abt 1797, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1868, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Catherine (Ulysses) Meimarides,   b. Tatavla, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1897  Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F507  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sophia (George) Zarifi,   b. 24 Mar 1848, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jun 1923, rue de la Faisanderie 106, Paris 16ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 02 Jan 1864  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sturdza says 1869. [6]
    Children 
    +1. Catherine (Ulysses) Negroponte,   b. 21 Dec 1869, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1926, rue de la Faisanderie 92, Paris 16ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +2. George (Ulysses) Negroponte,   b. 08 Nov 1871, Galatz/Galati, Romania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1945, Bucharest, Romania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. John (Ulysses) Negroponte,   b. 05 Mar 1874, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1903  (Age 29 years)
     4. Theodore (Ulysses) Negroponte,   b. 07 Dec 1875, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1878, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    +5. Eleni (Ulysses) Negroponte,   b. 23 Mar 1881, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1953, Bucharest, Romania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Nov 1832 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Jan 1864 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Mar 1914 - Avenue Victor Hugo 67, Paris 16ème, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Mar 1914 - Ancien cimetière de Boulogne-sur-Seine, Val de Seine Paris 92100 Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1908 Paris directory listing for Negroponte
    1908 Paris directory listing for Negroponte
    Paris-mondain. Annuaire du grand monde parisien et de la colonie étrangère, p 250
    Ulysse Negropontes funeral notice
    Ulysse Negropontes funeral notice
    in Le Temps [Paris], 25 Mar 1914, p. 4
    Comment on the Negroponte Brothers
    Comment on the Negroponte Brothers
    Henry Du Pré Labouchere, Truth, v. III, n. 64, 21 Mar 1878, p. 355. The Gladstone-Negroponte affair is mentioned in several issues of this publication.
    Death certificate of Ulysse Negroponte
    Death certificate of Ulysse Negroponte
    23 mars 1914, Paris; courtesy Philippe Bodard

    Headstones
    Negroponte Family Tomb
    Negroponte Family Tomb
    (detail) Sec. 4, site 584; Athens First Cemetery, Athens, Greece; The poet is Kostas Ouranis, interred here with his wife, Eleni.
    Ancien cimetière de Boulogne-sur-Seine, Val de Seine (Paris) 92100
    Ancien cimetière de Boulogne-sur-Seine, Val de Seine (Paris) 92100
    other photos
    Negropontes Family Tomb
    Negropontes Family Tomb
    Ancien cimetière de Boulogne-sur-Seine, Val de Seine, France (2014); Carré 5 Rang, Tombe 261
    Negropontes Family Tomb
    Negropontes Family Tomb
    detail
    Negropontes Economos family
    Negropontes Economos family
    Ulysse Negropontes tomb
    Ulysse Negropontes tomb
    Ulysse Negropontes tomb
    Ulysse Negropontes tomb
    No inscriptions, but likely Ulysses Negropontes and his wife Sophia Zarifi. Probably not their children though, all of whom seem to have settled outside France, principally in Romania.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Argenti 1955, Philip P. Argenti, (London Oxford University Press).
      Included in Philip Argenti's Negroponte family tree, number 174.

    2. [S25] Greek State Archives (Syros).
      #100 Registry of Oaths of Allegiance

    3. [S66] A History of Greek-owned Shipping, Gelina Harlaftis, (London: Routledge, 1996).

    4. [S107] Journal officiel de la République française. Lois et décrets, 5801, 23 Sep 1902.

    5. [S17] Sturdza, Dictionnaire Historique Genealogique ... Grece, Sturdza, Mihail-Dimitri, (self, Paris, 1983), 364.

    6. [S17] Sturdza, Dictionnaire Historique Genealogique ... Grece, Sturdza, Mihail-Dimitri, (self, Paris, 1983), 153.


  

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