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Michael Dimitrios (Dimitrios) Calvocoressi[1, 2]

Male 1877 - 1944  (66 years)


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  • Name Michael Dimitrios (Dimitrios) Calvocoressi 
    Born 02 Oct 1877  boulevard de la Liberté 9, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Argenti says 21 Oct 1877, Marseille, France.
    Gender Male 
    Died 01 Feb 1944  London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 6 Mar 1898: Michael Demetrios Calvocoressi, 20, unmarried, born Ermoupolis, swore allegiance to the Greek government at the Town Hall, Ermoupolis, Syros.
    • Calvocoressi, Michael, from Greece. Resident in London. Also Marseille. UK naturalization certificate 12103 issued 18 May 1925 (National Archives)
    • Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi translated documents from French into English (UK National Archives).
    • Occupation: writer
    • Michel Calvocoressi [with Ethel Calvocoressi, 6 Paultons Square] appears on the 1926, 1927, [with Michel Calvocoressi, 5 Bramerton Street] 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, [hereafter only Ethel] 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958 electoral register, Chelsea parliamentary division, Kensington and Chelsea county/borough.
    • His wikipedia page.
    • He met Ravel in 1898 and, after an initial period of mutual suspicion, they became lifelong friends. It was Calvocoressi who provided Ravel with the folk texts for his Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques. Educated in France, Calvocoressi was a skilled linguist and wrote in several languages. He published books on Liszt (1906), Moussorgsky (1908), Glinka (1911), Schumann (1912), as well translations into English. After WWI, he moved to England. On Musical Criticism was published in 1923 (OUP), and Musicians Gallery in 1933. In his Miroirs Ravel dedicated to him Alborada del Gracioso [Morning Song of the Jester]. Worked for the War Office in London during WWI, dealing with postal censorship when he joined British Intelligence (presumably MI5 or, more likely, MI6). He is referred to in Alan Judd’s The Quest for C - Mansfield Cumming and the foundation of the Secret Service. (Christopher Long)
    • Residence: at DOD, 5 Bramerton Street, Chelsea, London, England UK
    Person ID I3529  Negroponte-Agelasto | Individuals not connected to either tree; their data remain in the database.
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2015 

    Father Demetrius (Nicolas) Calvocoressi,   b. 23 Oct 1836, Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Maria (Michael) Zygomala,   b. 27 Oct 1854, rue Senac 12, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1876  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The marriage place and date of the marriage are an annotation to the birth certificate of their first son, Nicolas, in 1870, six years after his birth.
    Documents
    Calvocoressi-Zygomala 1876 marriage
    Calvocoressi-Zygomala 1876 marriage
    Calvocoressi - Zygomala 1876 marriage
    Calvocoressi - Zygomala 1876 marriage
    Civil registration records, Marseille
    Family ID F1143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ethel (Gabriel) Silverman,   b. Abt 1889, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1957, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 24 May 1916  St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Witnesses/Sponsors: A.D. Christodoulou; K. Pagonis presiding; entry 332. [3]
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2010 
    Family ID F1476  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Oct 1877 - boulevard de la Liberté 9, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 May 1916 - St Sophia, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 Feb 1944 - London, England UK Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi
    Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi
    Sketch by Russian artist Lev Samoilovich Bakst (1866-1924)
    Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi
    Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi
    Photo courtesy website.

    Documents
    Michel Calvocoressi birth certificate
    Michel Calvocoressi birth certificate
    Marseille, France, 2 Oct 1877
    Michael Dimitri Calvocoressi 1944 Probate
    Michael Dimitri Calvocoressi 1944 Probate

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Greek State Archives (Syros).
      #225 Registry of Oaths of Allegiance

    2. [S82] UK National Probate Calendar Indexes, 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

    3. [S68] The Greek Gazette, Kyriakos Metaxas, editor, (London, England), 12, Oct 1983.
      Marriages Celebrated at the Holy Wisdom (Saint Sophia) in Moscow Road, Bayswater [London]


  

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