Theodosios Pieridis (1908-1968), son of Filippos, spent his childhood in Cyprus and Cairo (Egypt). He graduated from the commercial department of the Ambeteios School of Cairo and from the French Lyceum of that city. He studied in Paris (1949-1952) before returning to Egypt to work as a public servant and a journalist. He later lived in various Eastern European countries, but mainly in Romania (1952-1962), before finally settling in Cyprus (1962). His literary work includes nineteen poem collections as well as translations.