Andreas Metaxas

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Andreas Metaxas
Ανδρέας Π. Μεταξάς
Andreas Metaxas.jpg
Andreas Metaxas (1790-1860).Oil painting, National Historical Museum, Athens.
Prime Minister of Greece
In office
September 15, 1843 – February 28, 1844
Monarch Otto
Preceded by Otto
Succeeded by Constantine Kanaris
Personal details
Born 1790
Cephalonia, Venetian Republic
Died September 8, 1860 (aged 70)
Athens, Greece
Political party Russian Party
Religion Greek Orthodox

Andreas Metaxas (Greek: Ανδρέας Μεταξάς) (1790 - 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 Kapodistrias to Greece, and was appointed by him Minister of War. He was a devout supporter of Kapodistrias and after his assassination 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. He was a leader in the so-called Russian Party which was the most conservative of the three early parties.

In 1840 he was recalled and appointed minister of war. Having come to power in the 3 September 1843 Revolution, in 1843-1844 he was president of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister), and he subsequently held the post of ambassador at Constantinople from 1850 to 1854. He died in Athens in 1860.

Political offices
Preceded by
King Otto
(absolute monarch)
Prime Minister of Greece
September 15, 1843 - February 28, 1844
Succeeded by
Konstantinos Kanaris

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Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.