Tag: Greek shipping magnate

Aristotle Onassis

March 15th 1975: Aristotle Onassis passes away

“To be successful, keep looking tanned, live in an elegant building (even if you’re in the cellar), be seen in smart restaurants (even if you nurse one drink) and if you borrow,…

On this day in 1909 a Greek shipping magnate was born 1

On this day in 1909 a Greek shipping magnate was born

Stavros Spyros Niarchos, the Greek shipping magnate who spent much of his life battling his archrival Aristotle Onassis for supremacy on the high seas was born in Athens, on July 3, 1909.…

November 19, 1988, Christina Onassis sadly passes away aged 37 4

November 19, 1988, Christina Onassis sadly passes away aged 37

Christina Onassis (Χριστίνα Ωνάση) was the only daughter of self-made Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Socrates Onassis and Athina Livanos. Her maternal grandfather was Stavros Livanos, founder of the Livanos shipping empire. Christina…

Greek ship, first in the world to use wind power 8

Greek ship, first in the world to use wind power

Greece has once again proved it is a pioneer in shipping innovation, as Blue Planet Shipping based in Piraeus recently became the first company worldwide to manage a bulk carrier equipped with…