Alexandros E. Benakis (1891-1963) was the son of Loukas, brother of Emmanouil Benakis, and first cousin of Penelope Delta. He was chairman of the Choremis and Benakis Cotton Company and a philanthropist involved in sports clubs and scouting. He was married to Dawlat Rassem. He died in Alexandria (Egypt). Cavafy’s distribution lists indicate that he possessed three collections by the poet.