The ‘’Matsineios’’ School
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In the early 19th century a wealthy tobacco merchant, called Michael Metaxa Matsinis, was born in Xanthi. Matsinis lived and died in Odessa of Russia. Because he had a great love for his homeland he decided to help its young generation receive schooling. He decided to found a school in Xanthi for the purpose and to recruit it with the suitable academic personnel. He established the ‘’Matsineios’’ School for which he erected a spacious building and allocated the suitable resources for its maintenance and operation. In 1895 the ‘’Matsineios’’ School had more than 260 scholars.
Petros A. Georgantzis, A Contribution to the History of Xanthi, Prize- awarded by the Athens Academy, Xanthi 1976, pp.148-149.