Benizelos Roufos

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Benizelos Roufos

Benizelos Roufos (Greek: Μπενιζέλος Ρούφος; 1795 - 1868)[1] was a Greek politician and Prime Minister. Roufos was born in Patras in 1795, a scion of the wealthy Roufos-Kanakaris family. He was the son of Athanasios Kanakaris who fought during the Greek War of Independence. During the government of Ioannis Kapodistrias (1828–30), Roufos became governor of Elis. Later he would also serve as Foreign Minister. In 1855, Roufos was elected Mayor of Patras, a post he held for three years. When King Otto was exiled in 1862, Roufos became one of three viceroys - along with Konstantinos Kanaris and Dimitrios Voulgaris - that held power from October 10, 1862 until October 19, 1863. Roufos served three times as Prime Minister of Greece. He died in Patras on March 18, 1868.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Diomidis Kyriakos
Prime Minister of Greece
May 10, 1863 - October 30, 1863
Succeeded by
Dimitrios Voulgaris
Preceded by
Konstantinos Kanaris
Prime Minister of Greece
February 9, 1865 - March 14, 1865
Succeeded by
Alexandros Koumoundouros
Preceded by
Epameinondas Deligeorgis
Prime Minister of Greece
December 11, 1865 - June 21, 1866
Succeeded by
Dimitrios Voulgaris
  1. ^ Note: Greece officially adopted the Gregorian calendar on 16 February 1923 (which became 1 March). All dates prior to that, unless specifically denoted, are Old Style.