Dionysios Solomos was born onthisday in history 8th April 1798 A.D. and died 9th February 1857 A.D. He was a Greek poet from Zakynthos. Dionysios was best known for writing the Hymn to Liberty,  which was first in two stanzas set to music by Nikolas Mantzaros which became the Greek National anthem in 1865 A.D.

He was seen as a vital figure of the Heptanese School of poetry and considered the national poet of Greece not only because he wrote the national anthem but because he also contributed to the preservation of the earlier poetic tradition.