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Ioannis Vergopoulos (Ιωάννης Βεργόπουλος) bust

Προτομή Ιωάννη Βεργόπουλου (2)n Προτομή Ιωάννη Βεργόπουλου (5)n

Artist: Andreas Thymopoulos 

Location: Pankyprio high school, Nicosia. Nicosia district 

Material: Marble 

Dimensions: > 2 meters

Category: Public Figures, Union (énosis), Public sculpture before 1960 

Photography: Evangelia Matthopoulou

Ioannis Vergopoulos had been the main benefactor of the “Pankyprio Gymnasium” which was founded by Archbishop Kyprianos in 1812. It is the oldest high school in Cyprus and the initial name was “Greek School” until 1896. The initiative for his bust was taken in 1932 by the Pankyprio (Pan Cypriot) high school and the Greek Institutions of Nicosia Board. The unveiling took place on January 31st 1934

Selected sources:
~ Έθνος (Ethnos), November 26, 1932, p. 4. 
~ Πρωινή (Proini), November 11, 1932, p. 4. 
~ Πρωινή (Proini), November 16, 1932, p. 3. 
~ Πρωινή (Proini), January 8, 1933, p. 1. 

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