DIMITRI KALERGIS (DEMETRIOS) (1803-1867) ,Greek statesman, was a Cretan by
See also:birth, studied
See also:medicine at
See also:Paris and on the outbreak of the War of Greek Independence went to the Morea and joined the insurgents . He fought under
See also:Karaiskakis, was taken prisoner by the
See also:Turks before Athens and mulcted of an ear; later he acted as aide de
See also:camp to the French philhellene Colonel Fabvier and to Count
See also:Capo d'
See also:president of
See also:Greece . In 1832 he was promoted
See also:lieutenant-colonel . In 1843, as
See also:commander of a
See also:cavalry division, he was the
See also:prime mover in the insurrection which forced
See also:Otto to dismiss his Bavarian ministers . He was appointed military commandant of Athens and aide de camp to the king, but after the fall of the
See also:ministry in 1845 was forced to go into
See also:exile, and spent several years in
See also:London, where he became an intimate of
See also:Napoleon . In 1848 he made an abortive descent on the Greek
See also:coast, in the hope of revolutionizing the
See also:kingdom . He was captured, but soon released and, after a stay in the
See also:island of
See also:Zante; went to Paris (1853) . At the instance of the Western
See also:Powers he was recalled on the outbreak of the
See also:Crimean War and appointed
See also:minister of war in the reconstituted Mavrocordato
See also:cabinet (18J4) . He was, however, disliked by King Otto and his
See also:consort, and in
See also:October 1855 was forced to resign . In 1861 he was appointed minister plenipotentiary in Paris, in which capacity he took an important
See also:part in the negotiations which followed the fall of the Bavarian
See also:dynasty and led to the accession of Prince
See also:George of Denmark to the Greek
See also:throne .
KALEIDOSCOPE (from Gr. KaXos, beautiful, dam, form,...
KALEWALA, or KALEVALA
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