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Dimitrios (Zannis) Schilizzi Stephanovich[1, 2, 3]

Male 1839 - 1893  (54 years)


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  • Name Dimitrios (Zannis) Schilizzi Stephanovich 
    Born 10 Jan 1839  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened
    • God-parents: His maternal grandmother.
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1893  Sislí Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Nov 1893  Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 23 November 1893 according to the tombstone in Constantinople. Probate says 7 Dec 1893. Argenti gives 25 Nov 1893, Athens. Likely a mixup between calendars or that monumental inscription does not indicate actual burial.
    • His estate of £663,159 10s. 10d. administered by Joseph Benson, Pandely Leonidas Argenti and Michel George Mavrogordato. [4]
    • A death certificate for this individual was not found at the Athens central vital statistics office (Old Town Hall, June, 2012).
    Notes 
    • Lived in London, Paris and Constantinople. Involved in the building of St Stephen\'s Church in Paris. A member of the Building Committee for St Sophia, London. In 1870, with two of his brothers, he gave a hanging lamp to St Sophia Church, London.
    • Appears to have been known as Stephanovich-Schilizzi. He donated a statue of Lord Byron which stands in Zappeion Gardens. Grand Officer of the Order of The Saviour.
    • Made the initial financial enquiries into the feasibility of building St Sophia Church, London.
    • Was co-executor of the estate of his cousin Paul John Schilizzi.
    • Address, Kensington, London: 1876, 49 Palace Gardens Terrace; at DOD at DOD Hypatia Villa, Campden Hill; also 25 Austin Friars, London.
    • With his brother John Stefanovich Schilizzi and Paul 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 John Stefanovich Schilizzi, Paul 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).
    • Demetrius Stefanovich Schilizzi, 9 Fenchurch St, London, Merchant, and Alexander Alexander Ionides, of Gresham House, Old Broad Street, London, Banker, were creditors in the bankruptcy of Tunis Railways Company Limited (London Gazette 6 Jan 1874).
    • He was a partner in the Imperial Bank Limited 1874-1880(London Gazette 28 Feb 1877, 26 Feb 1879, 25 Feb 1880, etc.).
    • The 1871 England Census reports that Demetrius S. Schilizzi,head, unmarried, 32, East India merchant, born Constantinople, lived at 49 Palace Gardens Terrace, Kensington, London.
    • The 1881 England Census reports that Demetrius S. Schilizzi, head, unmarried, 42, retired merchant, born Constantinople, lived in Hypathia Villa, Kensington, London, with five domestic servants.
    • Demetrius Stefanovich Schilizzi by Camille Silvy; albumen print, 30 April 1861; NPG Ax52746; National Portrait Gallery (UK).
    Person ID I2568  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2015 

    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  [5
    Family ID F1092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jan 1839 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1893 - Sislí Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Nov 1893 - Athens, Attica, Greece Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Dimitrios Schilizzi
    Dimitrios Schilizzi
    49 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8, London, England
    49 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8, London, England
    photo 2009; the Kensington address used by Demetrius S. Schilizzi, then a bachelor, in 1871.
    49 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8, London, England
    49 Palace Gardens Terrace, W8, London, England
    detail
    Palace Gardens Terrace, W8, London, England
    Palace Gardens Terrace, W8, London, England
    view of the street; photo 2009
    25 Austin Friars, London, England
    25 Austin Friars, London, England
    photo 2009
    25 Austin Friars, London, England
    25 Austin Friars, London, England
    detail
    Fenchurch Street, Fenchurch Buildings, London, England
    Fenchurch Street, Fenchurch Buildings, London, England
    Demetrius Stefanovich Schilizzi worked at 9 Fenchurch St in 1874. In 2010 no. 9-13 housed various services and businesses.
    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)
    Dimitrios Zannis Schilizzi is included, page 84 (with a different birth year).
    The SS Demetrio Schilizzi, c 1900
    The SS Demetrio Schilizzi, c 1900
    Photo: Ploto
    Demetrius Stefanovich Schilizzi 1894 Probate
    Demetrius Stefanovich Schilizzi 1894 Probate

    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. [S109] National Portrait Gallery, London UK.

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

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