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Antonios Kriezis (Greek: Αντώνιος Κριεζής) (1796–1865) was a Prime Minister of Greece from 1849 to 1854. Kriezis was descended from a well-known Arvanite family from the island of Hydra and was born in Troezen in 1796. In July 1821, he served in the Greek navy during the Greek War of Independence and took part in the naval battles in Samos and Spetses. In 1825, he and Konstantinos Kanaris took part to a failed attempt to destroy the Egyptian navy inside the port of Alexandria. In 1828, John Capodistria placed him in command of a navy squadron and in 1829, he captured Vonitsa from the Ottomans.

Antonios Kriezis

Under King Otto in 1836, he became Minister of Naval Affairs and later served as Prime Minister of Greece from December 24, 1849 until May 28, 1854. He was succeeded by Konstantinos Kanaris. He died in Athens in 1865.

Antonios Kriezis


Honours

Greek destroyer Kriezis (D-217) |Kriezis (D-217), a Gearing-class destroyer, in service between 1980 and 1993, was named after him.

Kyriakoula Voulgari

See also

List of Prime Ministers of Greece
Greek War of Independence of 1821

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(Greek) Biography of Antonios Kriezis

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