NameAuguste (Leonidas) Argenti
Birth14 Mar 1860, Marseille, France
Death3 Nov 1923, Paris, France
Note 1Commander of the Order of St Saviour.
Note 2Is he the Auguste Leonidas Argenti who was married on 28 Jul 1895 to Helena (John) Schilizzi, according to Publications des bans de mariage de Paris et Ancienne Seine, 1860 à 1902 (Paris, France & Vicinity Marriage Banns, 1860-1902)?
Note 3This genealogy assumes that he was first married to Helen Schilizzi.
FatherLeonidas ‘Leoni’ (Pandély) Argenti (1823-1882)
MotherJulia (Augustus) Ralli (1830-1922)
Other spousesSuzanne Leonora (Ferdinand) Himely
Marriage28 Jul 1895, Paris, France
Married MemoAccording to Publications des bans de mariage de Paris et Ancienne Seine, 1860 à 1902 (Paris, France & Vicinity Marriage Banns, 1860-1902). Her parents’ names are given: John Stéfandoich Schilizzi and Virginia Sechiari.
SpouseHelena (John) Schilizzi, 9G Granddaughter
Birth18 Sep 1873, 93 Westbourne Terrace, Bayswater, London, England
Death7 Sep 1959, Paris, France
Burial10 Sep 1959, Paris, France
Baptism11 Oct 1873, Church of Our Saviour, London Wall, City of London, England
Note 1Seriously injured during an assassination attempt on her husband in June 1933 at Kephissia, Athens, after which, in protest she sold her house in Athens rather than give it to Greece and it thus became the British Embassy in Greece.
Note 2Brought up and educated in London. Made serious efforts to persuade the Greeks of the Allied cause in WWl and then organised medical and other supplies to Greeks serving under French commanders on the Macedonian front.
Note 3Funded the Athens Maternity Hospital, named after her very close friend of Maria/Marika Iliadi/Eliadis (née Omiro) who was born in Smyrna and died on 26 Dec 1924 and is buried at West Norwood Cemetery with husband Michael.
Note 4Published her memoirs in 1955 ‘A l’Ombre de Venizelos’. Her estate became the Schilizzi Foundation which gives grants to Greeks studying in England. She gave her house at 51 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London, to Greece as the Ambassador’s residence.
Marr. WitnessMr & Mrs Stephen John Schilizzi (her brother and sister-in-law); her mother; Lady Crosfield; and Maria Iliadi (née Omiro) - see The Times 15 Sep 1921.
God-parentsHypatia P. Sechiari (her maternal grandmother).
MotherVirginia (Pandia) Sechiari (1849-1929)
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