Stefanos Scilizzi (1867-1886) was born in Alexandria (Egypt). He was the son of Zannis Scilizzi, a tradesman from Chios (Greece), and of Marietta Frangopoulou. He was C. P. Cavafy’s close friend and classmate at the “Hermes” Pragmatic Lyceum. Their correspondence is partially preserved in the Cavafy archive. He died at a young age.