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Helena (John) Schilizzi Stephanovich[1, 2]

Female 1873 - 1959  (85 years)


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  • Name Helena (John) Schilizzi Stephanovich 
    Born 18 Sep 1873  93 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 11 Oct 1873  Church of Our Saviour, London Wall, City of London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • God-parents: Hypatia P. Sechiari (her maternal grandmother). [3]
    Gender Female 
    Died 07 Sep 1959  avenue George V 29, Paris 8ème, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOD for Veniselos, Helena Stefanovitch (otherwise Helena), 29 Avenue George V, Paris 8e, France, Widow. Estate was handled by The Royal Bank of Scotland, 7 Burlington Gardens, London W.I. and John Stephen Schilizzi (London Gazette 16 Oct 1959).
    Buried 10 Sep 1959  Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Seriously injured during an assassination attempt on her husband in June 1933 at Kephissia, Athens, after which, in protest she sold her house in Athens rather than give it to Greece and it thus became the British Embassy in Greece.
    • Brought up and educated in London. Made serious efforts to persuade the Greeks of the Allied cause in WWI and then organised medical and other supplies to Greeks serving under French commanders on the Macedonian front.
    • Funded the Athens Maternity Hospital, named after her very close friend of Maria/Marika Iliadi/Eliadis (née Omiro) who was born in Smyrna and died on 26 Dec 1924 and is buried at West Norwood Cemetery with husband Michael.
    • Published her memoirs in 1955 'A l'Ombre de Venizelos'. Her estate became the Schilizzi Foundation which gives grants to Greeks studying in England. She gave her house at 51 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London, to Greece as the Ambassador's residence.
    • 1881 England census: 93 Westbourne Terrace, London, household headed by John S. Schilizzi, 40, retired merchant; wife Virginia, 31, both b. Constantinople; son Stephen J., 8; daughter Helen, 9, both b. London; George Sechiari, brother-in-law, 19, foreign grain merchant, b. Constantinople; & 4 servants.
    • Around 1912 Miss Helena Schilizzi commissioned the rebuilding of 41-42-43 Park Lane, Mayfair, part of the Grosvenor Estate, Mayfair. This and adjoining houses were demolished in 1927.
    Person ID I2589  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2015 

    Father John S. (Zannis) Schilizzi Stephanovich,   b. 31 Aug 1840, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1908, 31 Cromwell Road, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Virginia (Pandia) Sechiari,   b. 05 Sep 1849, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1929, Kifisia, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1871  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witnesses: Paul (Ioannis) Schilizzi.
    Family ID F1099  Group Sheet

    Family Eleftherios (Kyriakos) Venizelos,   b. 23 Aug 1864, Mournies, Crete, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1936, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1921  Westgate, Highgate, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Witnesses: Mr. and Mrs. Stephen John Schilizzi (her brother and sister-in-law); her mother; Lady [Mrs. Sir Arthur] Crosfield; Maria Elliadi (née Omiro); and Miss Elliadi; K. Pagonis presiding; entry 429. [4]
    • The marriage was registered at the St. Pancras Registry Office, London, 14 Sep 1921 (The Times [London] 15 Sep 1921).
    • The religious ceremony took place at "Witanhurst", the home of Sir Arthur Henry Crosfield & his wife Domini (nee Elliadi), the biggest private house in London after Buckingham Palace (Colin Fenn).
    Photos
    Eleftherios Venizelos - Helen Schilizzi 1921 London Marriage
    Eleftherios Venizelos - Helen Schilizzi 1921 London Marriage
    photo from Sturdza
    Venizelos-Schilizzi Wedding
    Venizelos-Schilizzi Wedding
    Dominie Crosfield is standing on wall. Photo courtesy Hellenic Communication Service, LLC website; Published ELT News, Feb 2009: "Venizelos bed retires to Greece" By Andrew Leech.
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F1123  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Sep 1873 - 93 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 11 Oct 1873 - Church of Our Saviour, London Wall, City of London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Sep 1921 - Westgate, Highgate, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 07 Sep 1959 - avenue George V 29, Paris 8ème, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Sep 1959 - Paris, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Helena Schilizzi
    Helena Schilizzi
    Elena Skylitsi (b.1873)
    Elena Skylitsi (b.1873)
    From the website: Greek and linked European Families
    avenue George V 29, Paris 8e, France
    avenue George V 29, Paris 8e, France
    The block is now occupied by the Four Seasons George V Hotel (photo 2009).
    93 Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    93 Westbourne Terrace, London, England
    In 1881 John S. and Virginia Schilizzi lived at 93 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, with their children; photo 2009.
    51 Upper Brook Street, London, England
    51 Upper Brook Street, London, England
    photo 2009; Helen Venizelos lived at this Mayfair, address and gave her house to Greece as the Ambassador's residence.
    51 Upper Brook Street, London, England
    51 Upper Brook Street, London, England
    detail
    51 Upper Brook Street, London, England
    51 Upper Brook Street, London, England
    plaque
    Helena Schilizzi
    Helena Schilizzi
    Photo as nurse and newspaper article on wedding; ebay item, 2015.

    Documents
    Philip L. Chryssoveloni, <i>Chios through the Ages</i> (Athens, 1937)
    Philip L. Chryssoveloni, Chios through the Ages (Athens, 1937)
    Helena Eleftherios Venizelos is mentioned on page 44

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Χίος και Χίοι διά μέσου των αιώνων, Χρυσοβελόνης, Φίλιππος Λ [Philip L. Chryssoveloni], (digital document, originally published Athens,1937), 44.

    2. [S116] History of Dromocaiti Hospital Chios 1887 - 1987, ΔΡΟΜΟΚΑΪΤΕΙΟ ΘΕΡΑΠΕΥΤΗΡΙΟ, (Athens, Greece 1987).
      Her photograph is in this book.

    3. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Sep 1975.
      Records of Baptisms from the Church of Our Saviour, 82-84 London Wall, City of London

    4. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England).
      Marriages Celebrated at the Holy Wisdom (Saint Sophia) in Moscow Road, Bayswater [London]


  

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