Ioannis Kapodistrias

1776 - 1831

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Count Ioannis Antonios Kapodistrias (10 or 11 February 1776 – 9 October 1831), sometimes anglicized as John Capodistrias (Greek: Κόμης Ιωάννης Αντώνιος Καποδίστριας, romanized: Komis Ioannis Antonios Kapodistrias; Russian: граф Иоанн Каподистрия, romanized: Graf Ioann Kapodistriya; Italian: Giovanni Antonio Capodistria, Conte Capo d'Istria), was a Greek statesman who served as the Foreign Minister of the Russian Empire and was one of the most distinguished politicians and diplomats of Europe. After a long and distinguished career in European politics and diplomacy he was elected as the first head of state of independent Greece (1827–31). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ioannis Kapodistrias has received more than 525,605 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Ioannis Kapodistrias is the 1,844th most popular politician (up from 2,307th in 2019), the 149th most popular biography from Greece (up from 173rd in 2019) and the 56th most popular Politician.

Ioannis Kapodistrias was a Greek diplomat and the first head of state of independent Greece.

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Among politicians, Ioannis Kapodistrias ranks 1,844 out of 15,577Before him are Emperor Hui of Han, Alexios II Komnenos, Teia, Jean Parisot de Valette, Edward the Martyr, and Maumoon Abdul Gayoom. After him are Henry II of Castile, Habibullāh Kalakāni, Francis, Duke of Anjou, Ludvík Svoboda, Baasha of Israel, and Alexios V Doukas.

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Among people born in 1776, Ioannis Kapodistrias ranks 8Before him are E. T. A. Hoffmann, Johann Friedrich Herbart, Sophie Germain, John Constable, Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Caroline of Baden. After him are Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, Şehzade Abdullah, Johann Wilhelm Ritter, Jean-Pierre Boyer, Barthold Georg Niebuhr, and Pehr Henrik Ling. Among people deceased in 1831, Ioannis Kapodistrias ranks 7Before him are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Carl von Clausewitz, James Monroe, Sophie Germain, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, and Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia. After him are Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, Emilia Plater, Achim von Arnim, Charles Felix of Sardinia, Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, and Archduke Rudolf of Austria.

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Among people born in Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias ranks 149 out of 936Before him are Ephialtes of Trachis (-550), Apollodorus of Athens (-180), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), Demetrius of Phalerum (-350), Agesilaus II (-444), and Gorgo, Queen of Sparta (-506). After him are Pausanias (null), Craterus (-370), Longus (110), Pleistarchus (-500), Lysander (-401), and Prodicus (-460).


Among politicians born in Greece, Ioannis Kapodistrias ranks 56Before him are Hippias (-600), Philip V of Macedon (-238), Ioannis Metaxas (1871), Ephialtes of Trachis (-550), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), and Agesilaus II (-444). After him are Pleistarchus (-500), Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), Antonia Minor (-36), Cleomenes I (-600), Aeschines (-389), and Nicias (-500).