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Leonidas (Pandély) Argenti[1, 2]

Male 1823 - 1882  (59 years)


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  • Name Leonidas (Pandély) Argenti 
    Nickname Leonidas Leoni 
    Born 07 Sep 1823  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His birth was witnessed by Pierre Schilizzi, 34, merchant, allees de Meilhan 6, Marseille.
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Oct 1882  cours Pierre Puget 33, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His death was registered 24 Oct 1882, register 8 (not available on-line)
    • His will was proved by his son Pandeli Leonidas. [3]
    • Estate valued at 1,321,775 francs; itemized in a document in notarial archives. [4]
    Buried St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He was the signatory witness to the birth of Dimitrios (Pandia) Agelasto.
    • Residence, Marseille, France: 1851, rue Senac 2; 1863, allees des Capucines 9; 1864, Allees des Capucines 9/15; 1870, allees des Capucines 5.
    • He was a witness at the 1845 wedding of Penelope (Georges) Zizinia and Ambrose (Paraskeva) Sechiari.
    • Leonidas Pandeli Argenti was in business with Coco George Scaramanga [probably George (Nicolas) Scaramanga], Theodore Emmanuel Schilizzi, Michel George Schilizzi, Leoni Ambrose Argenti and George Ambrose Argenti, as Merchants, 43 Finsbury Circus, London; 40 Dickinson Street, Manchester, England; 4 rue de l'Arsenal, Marseille, France and Calcutta, under the firm of Argenti, Schilizzi & Co. (London Gazette 1 Jan 1875). The business was dissolved on 31 Dec 1875 (London Gazette 7 Jan 1876).
    • Occupation: merchant
    • He was a witness to the wedding of Eustratios Ralli and Marigo Vlasto.
    • He was a signatory witness to the Marseille 25 Apr 1870 marriage of Antonio Vouro & Marie Ralli.
    • Leonidas Argenti was among the six Greeks born in Marseille between 1821-1830 who declared their intention to become French citizens the year following their reaching majority age. The others included Pandia Agelasto, Demetrius Petrocochino, Pierre Rodocanachi, Aristide Dromacaiti, Etienne Ralli, Meandre Zizinia, Eustratius Petrocochino, Laurent Dromocaiti and Etienne Schilizzi (Echinard)
    • At the College Royal, Marseille, in 1840 Leonidas Argenti received several academic prizes, including the Fifth: 4th place in excellence, 1st prize in English language (first year), 2nd prize in greek translation, 4th place in history (Echinard). He also excelled in special business courses initiated in the college from 1833-1836.
    • He is possibly being referred to as "An Argenti (related to the Ralli family by marriage) was in charge in Marseilles..." in regards to the Ralli merchant network. [5]
    • naturalized French 1845 (not recorded in the on-line database). [6]
    • He was a signatory witness to the Vlasto-Scaramanga marriage, Marseille, 1870.
    • He was a signatory witness to the 1863 marriage of Stephanos Ralli and Polymnia Argenti.
    • Leonidas Pandeli Argenti participated in Marseille's Greek church deliberations in 1875 & 1876 (Calapodis). [7]
    • Leonidas P. Argenti was involved in establishing the Greek community organization Syllogue in Marseille, founded 1871. [8]
    Person ID I2551  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2018 

    Family Julia (Augustus) Ralli,   b. 22 Jul 1830, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Oct 1921, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 08 May 1851  Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This union is cited in a list of 13 marriage alliances that connected the Rallis with the founders of other Chiot firms in Calcutta. [9]
    • Witnesses included Andre Argenti, 55, merchant, bride's cousin, Ile des allees 18; Auguste Argenti, 47, merchant, groom's uncle, rue Senac 2; Pierre J Vlasto, 48, merchant, bride's uncle, allees de Meilhan 20; Constantine Ralli, 42, merchant, bride's cousin, allees de Meilhan 65.
    Notes 
    • As an illustration of family marriage interweaving among Chiot merchant families: Lucas Eustratios Ralli married Eugenie Argenti "who is in reality was his cousin because on her side, Julie, daughter of Auguste (brother of Eustratios), would marry Leonidas Argenti (father of Eugenie)" [In other words, Eugenie’s mother is the niece of her husband’s father, implying that her husband is a generation older than she.] [10]
    Children 
    +1. Pandely Leonidas (Leonidas) Argenti,   b. 10 Nov 1853, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Oct 1911, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Documents
    Argenti - Ralli 1851 marriage
    Argenti - Ralli 1851 marriage
    Civil registration records, Marseille
    Argenti - Ralli 1851 marriage
    Argenti - Ralli 1851 marriage
    Marseille, France
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F1086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Sep 1823 - Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 May 1851 - Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Oct 1882 - cours Pierre Puget 33, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhone, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    1839 Map of Finsbury Circus, London, England
    Many Greek merchants traded from here. Leonidas P. Argenti and his partners George N. Scaramanga and Theodore E Schilizzi worked out of 43 Finsbury Circus (1875)
    20 Dickinson Street, Manchester, England.
    20 Dickinson Street, Manchester, England.
    Photo 2015. No. 40 appears to be an empty lot. Until 1875 a partnership with operations in London, Manchester and Marseille included 40 Dickinson St. Partners in Argenti, Schilizzi & Co.: Theodore Emmanuel Schilizzi, Coco George Scaramanga, Leonidas Pandeli Argenti, Michel George Schilizzi, Leoni Ambrose Argenti and George Ambrose Argenti. The 1870-1875 Manchester Rate Books list Argenti & Co. (Nicholas Argenti and Coco George Scaramanga) at 40 Dickinson St.

    Documents
    Leonidas 'Leoni' Argenti birth certificate
    Leonidas 'Leoni' Argenti birth certificate
    Leonidas Pandeli Argenti 1883 Probate
    Leonidas Pandeli Argenti 1883 Probate

    Headstones
    St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, France
    St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, France
    Leonidas Pandely Argenti (d 1956) tomb: Pandia Leoni Argenti (d 1873); Zenni Pandely Argenti (d 1876); Marie Julia Leonidas Argenti (d 1877); Auguste Leoni Argenti (d 1881); Leonidas Pandely Argenti (d 1889); Adrien Pandely Argenti (d 1891); Julie Leonidas Argenti (d 1921); also Helene Zarifi Argenti, according to burial records, but not inscribed.
    St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, France
    St. Pierre Cemetery, Marseille, France
    tomb inscription

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Grecs et Philhellènes à Marseille, Pierre Echinard, (Marseille: l'Institut Historique de Provence, 1973), 276, 277, 278.

    2. [S110] Les Grecs de Marseille, Erato Paris, (Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales).

    3. [S82] UK National Probate Calendar Indexes, 1858-1966, 1973-1995.

    4. [S87] Les Grecs a Marseille: Minorité ethnique ou nation en diaspora?, Michel Calapodis, (Paris, L’Harmattan. 2012), ISBN : 978-2-296-56823-5., 211-212.

    5. [S79] The Greeks of Odessa, John Athanasios Mazis, (2004: East European Monographs, Boulder/Columbia University Press, New York ), 41.

    6. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)).

    7. [S87] Les Grecs a Marseille: Minorité ethnique ou nation en diaspora?, Michel Calapodis, (Paris, L’Harmattan. 2012), ISBN : 978-2-296-56823-5., 177.

    8. [S87] Les Grecs a Marseille: Minorité ethnique ou nation en diaspora?, Michel Calapodis, (Paris, L’Harmattan. 2012), ISBN : 978-2-296-56823-5., 261.

    9. [S45] Ulysses in the Raj, Paul Byron Norris, (BACSA, 1992; ISBN 0907799469), 123.

    10. [S59] LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE À MARSEILLE, Michel Calapodis, (Paris:L'Harmattan (link)), 221, note 572; 212.


  

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