Takis K. Papatsonis (1895-1976) was born in Athens (Greece). He studied Law and Political Science at the University of Athens, and Economics in Geneva (Switzerland). He worked at the Ministry of Finance and participated in the boards of directors of the National Gallery, of the National Theatre etc. He received special awards, i.e. the knight badge of the Legion of Honour (1920) and the Greek State Poetry Prize (1963), and was selected in of the Academy of Athens in 1967. He published collections of poems and studies as well as articles in newspapers, and he was systematically involved in the translation of literature.