Andreas Michalakopoulos

Andreas Michalakopoulos with Eleftherios Venizelos (1928)

Andreas Michalakopoulos (Greek: ) (1876 in the Achaia prefecture - 1938 in Athens), an important liberal politician in the mid-war period who served as Prime Minister of Greece from October 7, 1924 to June 26, 1925.

He was a high level member of the "Komma Fileleftheron" (Liberal Party) and a close associate of its founder, the Greek statesman Eleftherios Venizelos, for more than 20 years. With Venizelos he participated in the negotiations for the international treaties of Sèvres and Lausanne, and co-signed as Foreign Minister the Greek-Turkish Friendship Convention (also known as the Treaty of Ankara) on October 30, 1930.

He held important posts in several governments led by Eleftherios Venizelos, Alexandros Zaimis and Konstantinos Tsaldaris; Foreign Minister (1928 - 1933), Minister of Economy (1912 - 1916), Minister of Agriculture (1917 - 1918, 1920), Minister of Defense (1918).

Opposed to the military dictatorship of Ioannis Metaxas, he was sent to political exile on Paros in 1936 which resulted in his death in 1938.


See also

List of Prime Ministers of Greece

Eleftherios Venizelos, Venizelism, Komma Fileleftheron

Honorary British Knights, Order of the British Empire (Knight Commander)

Preceded by:
Themistoklis Sophoulis
Prime Minister of Greece
Succeeded by:
Theodoros Pangalos

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