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Paul (Zannis) Schilizzi Stephanovich[1, 2]

Male 1842 - 1901  (59 years)


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  • Name Paul (Zannis) Schilizzi Stephanovich 
    Born 09 Jul 1842  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 05 Aug 1842  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • God-parents: Matthew Schilizzi representing Franga Rodocanachi (née Schilizzi - who was absent on Chios).
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1901  Sislí Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Aug 1901  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DOD on tombstone. Argenti says 23 May 1901.
    Notes 
    • Brought up and educated in Constantinople. Lived in London, Paris and Constantinople. Involved in the building of St Stephen Church in Paris. In 1870, with two of his brothers, he gave a hanging lamp to St Sophia Church, London.
    • Involved with his brother Dimitrius in the building of St Sophia, London. Spent most of his life as a banker in Constantinople. Chief mourner at his father's funeral when his elder brothers were not available...
    • A philanthropist who among other projects founded the Theological School of Halki where his portrait appears in the reception hall. Grand Cordon of the Order of The Saviour.
    • With his brothers Demetrius Stefanovich Schilizzi and John Stefanovich Schilizzi he was a partner as foreign banker in the firm Schilizzi Brothers, 25 Austin Friars, London until it was dissolved 31 Mar 1889 (London Gazette 17 May 1889).
    • He was a partner with his brothers D. Stef. Schilizzi and John Stefanovich Schilizzi, Paul John Schilizzi, Aristides George Caridia and Pericles Z. Amiro in Schilizzi and Co., Merchants, at London, Manchester, and Calcutta, until it was dissolved 31 Dec 1872. (London Gazette 28 Feb 1873).
    • The 1871 British Census reports that Paul Schilizzi, 28, head, East India merchant, born Constantinople, lived with three domestic servants at Grecian Ho[use], 65 Bury Old Road, Broughton, Lanchashire.
    • Paul Stephanovok Scolitsi gave a priest's mourning vestment to the Greek Church of Manchester, 1861. [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 [although dead for a decade] and A Vlasto.
    • His father donated funds for the construction of the Greek church, 5-7 rue Bizet, Paris, but died before the project was finished. Paul Stefanovich Schilizzi presided over the work's completion. (Revue des études grecques (Paris), 1888.)
    • Paul Stefanovich-Schilizzi 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 financičre de la Turquie : depuis le rčgne du sultan Mahmoud II jusqu'ŕ nos jours, Paris, 1903, p. 400.
    Person ID I2565  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2014 

    Father Zannis Stephanovich (Stephanis) Schilizzi Stephanovich,   b. 01 Aug 1806, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1886, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Eleni (Dimitri) Vouro,   b. 13 Jan 1816, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1876, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1834  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F1092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Jul 1842 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 05 Aug 1842 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1901 - Sislí Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Aug 1901 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Paul (Zannis) Schilizzi
    Paul (Zannis) Schilizzi
    25 Austin Friars, London, England
    25 Austin Friars, London, England
    photo 2009
    25 Austin Friars, London, England
    25 Austin Friars, London, England
    detail
    Austin Friars
    Austin Friars
    British Library photo
    Looking west on Austin Friars
    Looking west on Austin Friars

    Documents
    Philip L. Chryssoveloni, <i>Chios through the Ages</i> (Athens, 1937)
    Philip L. Chryssoveloni, Chios through the Ages (Athens, 1937)
    Paul Zannis Schilizzi is included, page 84 (with a different birth year).

    Headstones
    Schilizzi family tomb, Sisli Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Istanbul, Turkey
    Schilizzi family tomb, Sisli Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Istanbul, Turkey
    The inscription reads: -Helen Stephanovik Schilizzi, (died) 21 January 1876; -Zannis Stephanovik Schilizzi, 9 March 1886; -Demetrios Stephanovik Schilizzi, 23 November 1893; -Paul Stephanovik Schilizzi, 23 August 1901; photo courtesy Ioannis Kolakis 2009, translation by George Agelastos.
    Schilizzi church, Sisli Constantinople cemetery
    Schilizzi church, Sisli Constantinople cemetery
    This church is referred to as Metamorphosis ("Our Lord Saviour´s Transformation"). The inscription says that the church was erected in 1888 at the expense of Schilizzi Stephanovik´s sons [presumably John, Paul and Dimitrios] "in eternal memory of their parents"; photo courtesy Ioannis Kolakis 2009; translation by George Agelastos.
    Schilizzi church, Sisli Constantinople cemetery
    Schilizzi church, Sisli Constantinople cemetery
    photo courtesy Ioannis Kolakis 2009.
    Schilizzi church, Sisli Constantinople cemetery
    Schilizzi church, Sisli Constantinople cemetery
    photo courtesy Ioannis Kolakis 2009

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Χίος και Χίοι διά μέσου των αιώνων, Χρυσοβελόνης, Φίλιππος Λ [Philip L. Chryssoveloni], (digital document, originally published Athens,1937), 84.

    2. [S67] Ploto: Greek Shipowners from the Late 18th Century to the Eve of World War II, Gelina Harlaftis, Manos Haritatos, Helen Beneki, (Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive, Athens, Greece 2003 ISBN 960-201-165-3), 234.

    3. [S52] A Personal History of the Greek Community of Manchester and Its Church, 1843-1900., Sophocles Chr. Andreades, (Manchester, 2000, ISBN 0-9504097-2-3).

    4. [S17] Sturdza, Dictionnaire Historique Genealogique ... Grece, Sturdza, Mihail-Dimitri, (self, Paris, 1983), 406.