Ioannis Kapodistrias

Politician

1776 – 1831

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Who was Ioannis Kapodistrias?

Count Ioannis Antonios Kapodistrias Greek: Κόμης Ιωάννης Αντώνιος Καποδίστριας Komis Ioannis Antonios Kapodistrias; also John Capodistrias, Russian: граф Иоанн Каподистрия Graf Ioann Kapodistriya, Italian: Giovanni Capo d'Istria Conte Capo d'Istria, was a GreekForeign Minister of the Russian Empire and one of the most distinguished politicians and diplomats of Europe. After a long career in European politics and diplomacy he was elected as the first head of state of independent Greece and he is considered the founder of the modern Greek State, and the founder of Greek independence.

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Born
Feb 11, 1776
Corfu
Also known as
  • Ioannis Antonios Kapodistrias
  • Komis Ioannis Antonios Kapodistrias
  • Κόμης Ιωάννης Αντώνιος Καποδίστριας
  • Graf Ioann Kapodistriya
  • граф Иоанн Каподистрия
  • Giovanni Capo d'Istria, Conte Capo d'Istria
  • John Capodistria
Parents
Siblings
Religion
  • Church of Greece
Ethnicity
  • Names of the Greeks
Nationality
  • Greece
Profession
Education
  • University of Padua
    Medicine
    (1795 - 1797)
Died
Oct 9, 1831
Nafplio

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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