Ioannis Kapodistrias

Heroes of the 1821 Revolution Adorn Athens’ National Garden

The open air exhibition in Athens titled 'History Has A Face' is already in progress in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Greek War of Independence

September 3, 1843: When Greeks Forced Their German King to Grant a Constitution

After Greece gained its independence after fighting off the Ottoman Empire, the Greek insurgents called upon Ioannis Kapodistrias, a former foreign minister of Russia, to take over the governance of the fledgling state in 1827. Kapodistrias ruled until 1831, when he...

Ioannis Kapodistrias' Cigarette Case Auctioned for €73,000

A cigarette case which belonged to Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Greece, was sold at an auction on Tuesday for €73,392. The auction, conducted by Vergos House, was divided into two areas, Modern Greek Painting and Philhellenic and Historical...

September 27 Marks the Killing of Greece's First Governor Kapodistrias

On September 27, 1831, Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first Governor of Greece after the Ottoman occupation, was assassinated in Nafplio. His killing robbed the country from the chance to become a modern state sooner. Born on Corfu on February 11, 1776,...

President Pavlopoulos: Unfortunately, Albania is Undermining its Accession Course

President of Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Sunday sent a message to Albania from the island of Corfu where he attended the events commemorating the first governor of modern Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias. "Ioannis Kapodistrias is the model of a major leader...

Five Youths Prosecuted for Burning the Greek Flag in Nafplio

The Nafplio Police Department on Tuesday arrested five young people who burned the Greek flag after taking it down from its pole. The five perpetrators -- a 21-year-old Greek man, a 19-year-old Greek woman, two 21-year-old Albanian nationals and a 22-year-old Polish...

'Regretfully, We Are Bankrupt'… Again; Debt And Default in Greece

Greece is the birthplace of dialogue, democracy, philosophy, arts and the first radical leftist government in Europe. During the last few years, and due to its deep dive into a financial turmoil, the country has been constantly hosted in numerous international...

Greek Prime Ministers Who Died Poor

We often associate high-rank politicians with riches and lavish lifestyles. Especially in the years after the fall of dictatorship, the word "politician" is associated with the word "thief" in the minds of many Greeks. The economic scandals of recent...

Born In Debt: Greece's History of Borrowing

“From the beginning, our state had no other choice than to live on credit. We were born in debt.” - Gerassimos Notaras, head archivist, historical archive, National Bank of Greece The debt history of Greece begins well before an official Greek...

Greek Diaspora of Switzerland

Switzerland is a federal state in the west of Europe, an economical and commercial crossroad of international caliber. Many Greeks are currently living in Switzerland and the two countries have a long interrelated history behind them. The first governor of...