Georgios Spyridakis (1908-1980) was born at Chania (Crete, Greece). He studied Aesthetics and Philosophy at the Sorbonne and attended lessons by Paul Valéry at the Collège de France. He served at the Greek embassy in Paris (France) as a cultural attaché, also teaching Modern Greek literature at the Sorbonne. He published literary works in Greek and French as well as critical essays. He was married to Maria Mavroidi.