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Name  Michael Llewellyn-Smith

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Sir Michael John Llewellyn-Smith, KCVO, CMG (born 25 April 1939) is a retired British diplomat and academic. He served as Ambassador to Poland from 1991 to 1996 and Ambassador to Greece from 1996 to 1999. He is Visiting Professor to the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London.


Early life

Llewellyn-Smith was born in 1939. He was educated at Wellington College, an independent school in Crowthorne, Berkshire. He attended New College, Oxford, where he studied classics, ancient history and philosophy.

Diplomatic career

Llewellyn-Smith joined Her Majesty's Diplomatic Service in 1970. On 29 March 1980, he was appointed Consul-General at Athens.

Later life

Following retirement, Llewellyn-Smith has spent his time writing and lecturing about Greek history and culture. He is Visiting Professor to the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London. He is a regular speaker on Swan Hellenic cruises.


On 25 March 1996, Llewellyn-Smith was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO). He is an Honorary Fellow of St Antony's College, University of Oxford.


In 1965, he published The Great Island: A Study of Crete. In 1973, he published the book Ionian Vision: Greece in Asia Minor, 1919–1922 on the Asia Minor Campaign. In 2004, he published Athens: A Cultural and Literary History.


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