Diomidis Kyriakos

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Diomidis Kyriakos

Diomidis Anastasiou Kyriakos (Greek: Διομήδης Κυριάκος) (1811, Spetses – 1869, Pisa) was a Greek author, politician and the 17th Prime Minister of Greece. Kiriakos was born in 1811 on the island of Spetses. He was the younger brother of Ioannis Kyriakos, a vice-admiral who was killed in the siege of Messolonghi. He studied law at the universities of Pisa and Paris. In 1835, Kyriakos became public prosecutor of the Court of First Instance. In 1843, he helped draft the Constitution of Greece. In 1851, he became professor of constitutional law and, in 1862, a member of the committee to draft a new constitution. The following year, Kyriakos became Minister of Religion and Education and, between April and May 1863, he became the Prime Minister of Greece. Kyriakos authored several books on law and history. He died in Italy in 1869.


Political offices
Preceded by
Zinovios Valvis
Prime Minister of Greece
April 9, 1863 – May 10, 1863
Succeeded by
Benizelos Rouphos