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Born: 2 November 1911, Iráklion, Crete (now Greece)
Died: 18 March 1996, Athens, Greece
Residence at the time of the award: Greece
Prize motivation: "for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clear-sightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness."
Prize share: 1/1