Andreas Metaxas

Andreas Metaxas (1790-1860)). Oil painting Athens, National Historical Museum, Greece

Andreas Metaxas (Ανδρέας Μεταξάς)(1786 - September 19, 1860) was a Greek politician born on the island of Cephalonia.

During the latter part of the War of Independence (1824-1827) he accompanied Capo d'Istria (Kapodistrias) to Greece, and was appointed by him minister of war. When Kapodistrias was murdered in 1831 Metaxas became a member of the provisional government which held office till the accession of King Otto in 1833. During the minority of Otto he was named privy councillor and minister at Madrid and Lisbon.

In 1840 he was recalled and appointed minister of war. In 1843-1844 he was president of the council of ministers, and he subsequently held the post of ambassador at Constantinople from 1850 to 1854. He died in Athens in 1860.

Ioannis Makrigiannis (Memoirs in Greek), Andreas Metaxas (1786 -19-9-1860) first Constitutional Prime Minister, Dimitris Kallergis


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