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Constantine P. Cavafy

AKA Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis

Born: 29-Apr-1863
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 29-Apr-1933
Location of death: Alexandria, Egypt
Cause of death: Cancer - Throat
Remains: Buried, Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt

Gender: Male
Religion: Greek Orthodox
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: Greece
Executive summary: Greek poet in Alexandria

[1] Gregory Woods, A History of Gay Literature (1999), page 187: "Constantine Cavafy chose to write as a homosexual, with homosexual desires, within a homosexual tradition. This meant he had to circulate his poems privately. It was a limitation he accepted, if unwillingly, rather than compromise the poetry itself."

Father: Peter-John Ioannou Cavafy, Sr. (import/export merchant, d. 1870)
Mother: Charicleia Georgaki Photiades (b. 1835, d. 1899)
Brother: Peter John Cavafy, Jr. (d. 1891)
Brother: George (d. 1900)
Brother: Aristeides (b. 1853, d. 1902)
Brother: Alexander (d. 1905)
Brother: John-Constantine
Brother: Paul (b. 1860, d. 1920)

    Tracheotomy Athens, Greece (1932)
    Greek Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking

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