Nikos Kazantzakis (Νίκος Καζαντζάκης) (1883-1957)

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Death: 26th October 1957
Location: Martinengo Bastion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Cause of death: Leukemia
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Greek writer and philosopher celebrated for his novel Βίος και Πολιτεία του Αλέξη Ζορμπά / Zorba the Greek. He became known globally after the 1964 release of the Michael Cacoyannis film Zorba the Greek, based on the novel. He gained renewed fame with the 1988 Martin Scorsese adaptation of his book Ο Τελευταίος Πειρασμός / The Last Temptation of Christ.
He is buried on the wall surrounding the city of Heraklion near the Chania Gate, because the Orthodox Church ruled out his being buried in a cemetery.
His epitaph reads:

I hope for nothing.
I fear nothing.
I am free.
(Δεν ελπίζω τίποτα.
Δε φοβούμαι τίποτα.
Είμαι λεύτερος.)