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Ioannis Kapodistrias | Greek Politician

Updated: Nov 23, 2019

Ioannis Kapodistrias [born in 1776] was a Greek politician and diplomat who had a long, respected and distinguished career at national and European level.

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He served as Foreign Minister of the Russian Empire and in 1827, he was elected as the first head of state of independent Greece (until 1831). You can watch the great video The First Period of the Greek State: Kapodistrias and the Reign of Otto (by the Benaki Museum). Kapodistrias is considered to be the founder of the modern Greek state and of the Greek independence.


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