Spyridon Louis

Spyridon Louis bio

Birth Name: Spyridon Louis

Occupation: Runner

Place Of Birth: Marousi

Date Of Birth: January 12, 1873

Date Of Death: March 26, 1940

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Greek

Spyridon Louis was born on the 12th of January, 1873. He was known for being a Runner. Winner of the first modern-day Olympic marathon in the 1896 Summer Olympics; he was forever regarded by his countrymen as a national hero.

Spyridon Louis was born in Marousi. He was accompanied to the finish line at the 1896 Olympics by Crown Prince Constantine and Prince George who feted him with wine, milk, beer, orange juice, and an Easter egg, virtually anything that would give him the endurance to win the race. He served time in prison in 1926 after being accused of falsifying military documents; he was later acquitted and declared not guilty.

Spyridon Louis was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Spyridon Louis was born in 1870s.

Spyridon Louis is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Spyridon Louis’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Spyridon Louis’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Spyridon Louis kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Spyridon Louis was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Spyridon Louis
NICKNAME: Spyridon
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Spyridon Louis was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Spyridon Louis was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Spyridon Louis had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Spyridon Louis’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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