Dimitrios Rallis

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Dimitrios Rallis

Dimitrios Rallis (Greek: Δημήτριος Ράλλης; 1844–1921) was a Greek politician.[1] Rallis was elected to Parliament in 1872 and always represented the same Athenian constituency.[1] He became Minister in several governments and served as Prime Minister five times.[2] He last formed a government after the 1920 election and it was his cabinet that authorised the plebiscite that saw King Constantine's return to the throne. He died of cancer in Athens on August 5, 1921 at the age of 77.

Rallis was born in Athens in 1844. He was descended from an old Greek political family. Before Greek independence, his grandfather, Alexander Rallis, was a prominent Phanariote. His father, George Rallis, was Minister in Andreas Miaoulis' government and later Chief Justice of the Greek Supreme Court. Dimitrios Rallis' son, Ioannis Rallis, was a Quisling Prime Minister during the war-time occupation by the German Army and his grandson, George Rallis, served as Prime Minister in the early 1980s.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith, Michael Llewellyn (January 1999). Ionian Vision: Greece in Asia Minor, 1919-1922. University of Michigan Press. pp. 324–5. ISBN 978-0-472-10990-6. Retrieved 29 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Clogg, Richard (1987). Parties and elections in Greece: the search for legitimacy. Duke University Press. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-8223-0794-5. Retrieved 29 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Clogg, Richard (2002). A concise history of Greece. Cambridge University Press. p. 109. ISBN 978-0-521-00479-4. Retrieved 29 May 2010. 
Preceded by
Theodoros Deligiannis
Prime Minister of Greece
April 30, 1897 – October 3, 1897
Succeeded by
Alexandros Zaimis
Preceded by
Georgios Theotokis
Prime Minister of Greece
July 11, 1903 – December 7, 1903
Succeeded by
Georgios Theotokis
Preceded by
Theodoros Deligiannis
Prime Minister of Greece
June 22, 1905 – December 21, 1905
Succeeded by
Georgios Theotokis
Preceded by
Georgios Theotokis
Prime Minister of Greece
July 19, 1909 – August 28, 1909
Succeeded by
Kyriakoulis Mavromichalis
Preceded by
Eleftherios Venizelos
Prime Minister of Greece
November 18, 1920 – February 6, 1921
Succeeded by
Nikolaos Kalogeropoulos