George Averoff | Greek Benefactor
Updated: Mar 31
George Averoff [1815 - 1899] was a Greek businessman and philanthropist, one of the greatest national benefactors of Greece.
Photo title: George Averoff, oil painting by Pavlos Prosalentis the Younger (1857-1894)
Photo by: in the public domain (according to Wikimedia Commons)
Born in Metsovo, he moved to Alexandria of Egypt while still young. He was known through most of his life for founding numerous schools in Egypt and Greece.