Christopher Columbus, master navigator and admiral whose four transatlantic voyages 1492—93, 1493—96,…. A determined womaniser from the age of 13, Onassis had learnt the importance of strategic relationships. This realization came to him at the height of the Great Depression.
Maria was at this time very much in the prime of her life. She was terrified that she or her children would be kidnapped, or killed.
Our editors will review what you've submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we'll add it to the article. Because for all his sophisticated -- if corny -- seduction techniques, and undoubted ability as a lover, Onassis could be boorish and crude. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students.
Theirs was an affair to delight the world's paparazzi, and suddenly he was making headlines in a way that was new to him.
Onassis was so proud of his relationship with Callas that he began to flaunt it.
Although her friends begged her to play hard to get, Maria took Onassis back without a fight. Although her marriage had been sexless for a long time by then, and although she knew well that Meneghini was siphoning off her money for his own use, she didn't wish for scandal or divorce. But he is always in battle with who he really is and who he wants to be. Onassis got the idea to start his own brand of cigarettes aimed at the female market.
In 1932, during the depths of the Great Depression , Onassis bought his first six freight ships for a fraction of their actual value. President John F. It was said that Maria Callas, his true love, never recovered from his death.
Aristotle Onassis was a Greek entrepreneur born on January 15, 1906, in Smyrna, a town in present-day Turkey. Onassis was devastated. Sign up for the Biography newsletter to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives.