Simon Sinas

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Simon Sinas
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Portrait of Simon Sinas
Born 15 October 1810
Vienna, Austrian Empire
Died 15 April 1876
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Nationality Greek[1]
Occupation Businessman
Known for Benefaction and Diplomacy

Simon von Sina or Simon Sinas (Greek: Σίμων Σίνας; 1810–1876) was a Greek benefactor and diplomat.

Biography[edit]

Simon Sinas was born in 1810 in Vienna.[2] He was of Vlach origin, while his family originated from Moscopole.[3][4] He served as Greek Consul in Vienna, and later as Minister to Austria, the Kingdom of Bavaria, and Germany. The son of Georgios Sinas, also a benefactor and diplomat, Sinas expanded his father's business. He also made major donations to various educational and scientific foundations in Austria, Hungary, and Greece.

He was the donator and founder of the Hungarian Academy of Budapest, the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Vienna, the Athens Orthodox Cathedral, the Athens Academy, and others. His father had made the foundation of the National Observatory of Athens possible. The crater Sinas on the Moon is named after him.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dent, Bob (2007). Budapest: a cultural history. Oxford University Press. p. 9. ISBN 0-19-531494-8. "Count Simon Sina, a banker, aristocrat and landowner of Greek origin, and one of the wealthiest men of his day. His father, George Sina had been a chief financier backing the construction of the Chain Bridge." 
  2. ^ Academy of Athens
  3. ^ Stoianovich, Traian (1992). Between East and West: the Balkan and Mediterranean worlds. Economies and societies. Traders, towns, and households. A.D. Caratzas. p. 56. ISBN 0-89241-502-9. 
  4. ^ Dent, Bob (2007). Budapest: a cultural history. Oxford University Press. p. 9. ISBN 0-19-531494-8. "Count Simon Sina, a banker, aristocrat and landowner of Greek origin, and one of the wealthiest men of his day. His father, George Sina had been a chief financier backing the construction of the Chain Bridge." 

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