Ανδρέας Π. Μεταξάς
|Andreas Metaxas (1790-1860).Oil painting, National Historical Museum, Athens.|
|Prime Minister of Greece|
September 15, 1843 – February 28, 1844
|Succeeded by||Constantine Kanaris|
Cephalonia, Venetian Republic
|Died||September 8, 1860 (aged 70)
|Political party||Russian Party|
During the latter part of the War of Independence (1824–1827) he accompanied Ioannis 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.
|Prime Minister of Greece
September 15, 1843 - February 28, 1844