Giorgos Seferis (1900-1971) is the pen name of Giorgos Seferiadis. He was born in Smyrna (present-day Izmir). His father, a University professor, is considered the best translator of Lord Byron's poetry. He finished high school in Athens and then continued his studies in law and literature in Paris. Despite his real interest in philology and art, he followed a diplomat's career. In 1963 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature.