Andreas Zaimis

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Andreas Zaimis
Ανδρέας Ζαΐμης
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President of the Provisional Administration of Greece
In office
April 26, 1826[1] – April 14, 1827
Preceded byGeorgios Kountouriotis
as President of the Executive
Succeeded byIoannis Kapodistrias
as Governor
Personal details
Born1791
Kerpini, Kalavryta, Ottoman Empire
Died1840 (aged 49)
Athens, Greece
Spouse(s)Eleni Delliyani

Andreas Asimakou Zaimis (Greek: Ανδρέας Ζαΐμης; 1791–1840) was a Greek freedom fighter and government leader during the Greek War of Independence.

Biography[edit]

Born in Kalavryta, in the northern Peloponnesos, Zaimis was a leader of armed men who fought the Ottoman Turks, ultimately securing Greece's freedom.

In 1826, Zaimis was chosen as the leader of the interim Greek government. His son, Thrasivoulos Zaimis, and grandson, Alexandros Zaimis, would also serve as Prime Ministers of Greece.

Political offices
Preceded by
Georgios Kountouriotis
as President of the Executive
President of the Governmental Commission
April 26, 1826 – April 12, 1827
Succeeded by
Ioannis Kapodistrias
as Governor
  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.