Alexandros Korizis

Alexandros Korizis (or Koryzis) ()(1885-1941) was the Prime Minister of Greece briefly in 1941.

He assumed this role on January 29, 1941, when his predecessor, Ioannis Metaxas died. On April 6 of the same year, he personally rejected a German demand for the unconditional surrender of the country. Less than two weeks later, on April 18, as German troops marched towards Athens and the city was placed under martial law, he committed suicide.

Front page of "Akropolis", April 19, 1941: "The Prime Minister died suddenly at 4PM yesterday"

He was originally from the small island of Poros in Greece, where a museum dedicated to his life and contribution exists today.

Preceded by:
Ioannis Metaxas
Prime Minister of Greece
January 29, 1941 - April 18, 1941
Succeeded by:
Emmanouil Tsouderos

Korizis Family (Greek)

Greek First Army

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