Dimitri Michalopoulos was born in Athens, in 1952. After graduating from the Italian School of Athens (1970) and from the History and Archaeological Department of the University of Athens (1974), he obtained his Ph.D. in 1978, in Paris, at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Social and Economic History). From 1982 to 1994 he taught Diplomatic History and Balkan Issues at the Law School of the University of Salonica (first as a lecturer and afterwards as an assistant professor); during the years 1989 – 1997 he taught Naval and European History at the Naval War College of Greece; during the years 1990-2000 he was the director of the Museum of the City of Athens; and from 2004 to 2011 he was the director of the “Historical Institute for Studies on Eleutherios Veniselos and his Era”. Now he is professor of Greek History at the People’s University, Athens, the academic counselor of the “Institute of Hellenic Maritime History”, The Piraeus, and a member of the Académie des arts et des sciences de la mer (France). In May, 2017 he was visiting professor at the University of Bucharest, Romania.
Dimitri G. Michalopoulos
Institute of Hellenic Maritime History
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