Mike Th. Ralli (1866-1889) was born in Alexandria (Egypt) and was the son of Theodore Ralli, who had served as president of the Greek Community of Alexandria (1871-1885). Mike Ralli was a close friend of C. P. Cavafy (they were also classmates at the “Hermes” Pragmatic Lyceum). A significant part of their correspondence is preserved in the Cavafy archive. He died of typhoid fever at a young age.