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Zannis Stephanovich (Stephanis) Schilizzi Stephanovich[1, 2]

Male 1806 - 1886  (79 years)


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  • Name Zannis Stephanovich (Stephanis) Schilizzi Stephanovich 
    Born 01 Aug 1806  Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 09 Mar 1886  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • UK Foreign Office: Supreme Court, Constantinople, Turkey (formerly Ottoman Empire): Case Files: 1886, Faliero Paolo, late Z. Stefanovich Schilizzi: Estate. [3]
    • Probate gives DOD as 14 Mar 1886.
    • His sons Demetrius and John handed his estate, valued at £502,828 3s. 11d. [4]
    Buried 13 Mar 1886  Sislí Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Residence: Prussa Street, Pera, Constantinople, Turkey/Byzantium
    • He says he was captured by the Turks in Mesta, Chios, on 18 Apr 1822, his release bought by a Stephen Vernatsa in Smyrna for 90 machmoutiedes. He left for Trieste and Livorno. On 24 Apr 1824, he sailed for Constantinople, arriving 28 Sep 1924.
    • Appears to have been known as 'Stephanovich-Schilizzi'. Presumably the Zannis Stephanos Schilizzi who is recorded as being a Constantinople magnate who had three sons: Dimitrios, Ioannis and Pavlos who all came to London.
    • Bishop Timothy says he became a Russian subject at a town in the Sea of Asov so that he could trade safely in Constantinople. He adapted his name accordingly. Most Greek men in his position adopted Western Power nationalities that secured their positions.
    • He created the St Stephen's Chapel at the Greek Cemetery in Constantinople (Sisli Rum Mezerlik). Grand Officer of the Order of The Saviour.
    • Zanni Stef. Schilizzi is listed in the partnership businesses in 1860 that also involved John Stephen Schilizzi [probably John S. (Zannis) Schilizzi Stephanovich], James Constantine Negroponte, [perhaps Jean (Constantine) Negroponte], Emmanuel Halduvacchi, Leonidas Vernudacchi, John Vaffiadacclii, Michael Pantaleone Mavrogordato, Ambrosia Michele Cappati, Ipatias Vernudacchi & M. F. Paspatti. The firms involved included Schilizzi & Co., at London, Manchester and Calcutta; Schilizzi & Vaffiadacchi, Leghorn, Z. Stefanovich & Co., Constantinople; A.M. Cappari, Taganrog; and Ypatio Vernudacchi, Rostoff (London Gazette 7 Jun 1861; The Manchester Guardian 10 Jun 1861, p 4).
    • Z. Stef. / Zanni Stef. Schilizzi was in partnership with James Constantine Negreponte [possibly Jacob (Constantine) Negroponte], John James Negreponte [possibly Jacques (Jacob) Negroponte] and Leonidas Vernudacchi (the three retired on 31 Mar 1861), John Sten. Schilizzi, Emmanuel Halduvacchi, John Stefanovich Schilizzi, Paul Stefanovich Schilizzi, Paul John Schilizzi, Michele/Michael Pantaleone Mavrogordato, Giovanni/John Vafiadacchi, Demetrius J. Paspali, Ambosio Michele Cappari, Jean F. Paspatti, A. Z. Caridia, M. F. Paspatti, D. Stef. Schilizzi, Ipatias/Ypatio Vernudacchi (until 31 March 1860)and N. P. Caridia. The firms operated as mer chants, at London, Manchester, and Calcutta, under the firm of Schilizzi and Co.; at Leghorn, under the firm of Schilizzi and Vafiadacchi; at Constantinople, under the firm of Z. Stefanovich and Co.; at Taganrog, under the firm of A. M. Cappari; and at Rostoff, under the firm of John F. Paspatti (London Gazette 7 June 1861, 27 Dec 1861).
    • Zanni Stefanovich Schilizzi was among the partners in business as Merchants, at London, Manchester, and Calcutta, under the firm of Schilizzi and Co., at Leghorn under the firm of Schilizzi and Vafiadacchi, at Castellamare under the firm of Paul Stefanovich Schilizzi, at Constantinople under the firm of Z. Stefanovich and Co., and at Taganrog and Rostoff-on-the-Don under the firm of John F. Paspatti, until dissolved 31 March 1866. Other partner were: John Stephen Schilizzi, Demetrius Stefanovich Schilizzi, John Stefanovich Schilizzi, Paul John Schilizzi, Paul Stefanovich Schilizzi, Giovanni Vafiadacchi, Ambrosio M. Cappari, Emmanuel Hafduvachi, Michael P. Mavrogordato, Michael F. Paspatti, John F. Paspatti, Nicolas P. Caridia, Aristides Z. Caridia, and Demetrius J. Paspatti. (London Gazette 22 Feb 1869)
    • Zannis St. Schilizzi, 33, b. Chios, unmarried, coffee merchant, swore allegiance to the Greek state on 25 May 1838 at the town hall, Ermoupolis. [5]
    • Z. Stephanovik-Skylitsis is listed among the 11 Greeks who were bankers in Constantinople from the 1840s. [6]
    • He donated funds for the construction of the Greek church, 5-7 rue Bizet, Paris, but died before the project was finished. His son, Paul presided over the work's completion. (Revue des études grecques (Paris), 1888.)
    • Z. Stefanovich is among the 15 bankers who signed an agreement with the Ottoman government in Nov 1879 to ensure sufficient capital, A. Du Velay, Essai sur l'histoire financičre de la Turquie : depuis le rčgne du sultan Mahmoud II jusqu'ŕ nos jours, Paris, 1903, p. 400.
    Person ID I2514  Negroponte-Agelasto
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2014 

    Father Chadzi Stephanis (Zannis) Schilizzi,   b. 1757, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Hypatia (Zorzis) Calvocoressi,   b. 28 Jul 1765, Chios, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1832, Livorno [Leghorn], Italy/Tuscany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Family ID F1071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleni (Dimitri) Vouro,   b. 13 Jan 1816, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1876, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1834  Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Stephanos Zannis (Zannis) Schilizzi Stephanovich,   b. 22 Mar 1835, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jun 1855, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     2. Dimitrios (Zannis) Schilizzi Stephanovich,   b. 07 Feb 1838, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1838, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Dimitrios (Zannis) Schilizzi Stephanovich,   b. 10 Jan 1839, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1893, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +4. John S. (Zannis) Schilizzi Stephanovich,   b. 31 Aug 1840, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1908, 31 Cromwell Road, London, England UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Paul (Zannis) Schilizzi Stephanovich,   b. 09 Jul 1842, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1901, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     6. Alexander (Zannis) Schilizzi,   b. 06 Mar 1846, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1852, Athens, Attica, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     7. Hypatia (Zannis) Schilizzi,   b. 27 Jan 1848, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1864, boulevard des Italiens 32, Paris 9čme, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     8. Alexander (Zannis) Schilizzi,   b. 08 Jan 1855, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1855, Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F1092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 01 Aug 1806 - Chios, Greece Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jan 1834 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 09 Mar 1886 - Constantinople/Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Mar 1886 - Sislí Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Constantinople/Istanbul Turkey Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Zannis Schilizzi
    Zannis Schilizzi
    Zannis Stephanovich Schilizzi
    Zannis Stephanovich Schilizzi
    portrait hangs in the Argenti collection, Korais Library, Chios, Greece; photo from Πέρα: Το σταυροδρόμι της Ρωμιοσύνης, p. 121; also reproduced in Timotheos Catsiyannis, The Greek Community of London

    Documents
    Philip L. Chryssoveloni, <i>Chios through the Ages</i> (Athens, 1937)
    Philip L. Chryssoveloni, Chios through the Ages (Athens, 1937)
    Zannis Stephanos Schilizzi is included, page 84.
    Zanni Stefanovich Schilizzi 1886 Probate
    Zanni Stefanovich Schilizzi 1886 Probate

    Headstones
    Schilizzi family tomb, Sisli Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Istanbul, Turkey
    Schilizzi family tomb, Sisli Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Istanbul, Turkey
    The inscription reads: -Helen Stephanovik Schilizzi, (died) 21 January 1876; -Zannis Stephanovik Schilizzi, 9 March 1886; -Demetrios Stephanovik Schilizzi, 23 November 1893; -Paul Stephanovik Schilizzi, 23 August 1901; photo courtesy Ioannis Kolakis 2009, translation by George Agelastos.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Χίος και Χίοι διά μέσου των αιώνων, Χρυσοβελόνης, Φίλιππος Λ [Philip L. Chryssoveloni], (digital document, originally published Athens,1937), 84.

    2. [S67] Ploto: Greek Shipowners from the Late 18th Century to the Eve of World War II, Gelina Harlaftis, Manos Haritatos, Helen Beneki, (Hellenic Literary and Historical Archive, Athens, Greece 2003 ISBN 960-201-165-3), 230.

    3. [S73] UK National Archives.
      FO 780/207

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

    5. [S25] Greek State Archives (Syros).

    6. [S65] Ethnic Minority Groups in International Banking, Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou, (AthensUniversity of Economics n.d. retrieved 2010).

    7. [S17] Sturdza, Dictionnaire Historique Genealogique ... Grece, Sturdza, Mihail-Dimitri, (self, Paris, 1983), 406.