Aristotelis Onassis

Aristotelis Onassis

The famous Greek tycoon, Aristotelis Onassis, was born in Smyrna in 1906. In 1922 came to Greece as a refugee to immigrate later on to Argentina. He bought his first ship in 1932, and in 1946, he married the daughter of ship owner, Stavros Livanos, Athina-Tina.

Aristotelis Onassis had two children, Alexander – who was born in Athens in 1948 – and Christina – who was born in Athens in 1950.

Almost ten years later, Onassis and Tina Livanou were divorced. His undisputed business acumen distinguished in no time Onassis as one of the greatest ship owners in the world – mainly in the sector of oil-tankers.

In 1968, Aristotelis Onassis was married to Jacqueline Bouvier, widow of the murdered President of the United States of America, John F. Kennedy. On 24 January, 1973, Onassis' son, Alexander, was killed in a plane accident, at merely 25 years old.

Aristotelis Onassis died on March 15th, 1975, in the American Navy Hospital of Paris, suffering from acute muscle disease.

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