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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 257 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANDREAS METAXAS (1786-1860), Greek politician, was born in the island of Cephalonia. During the latter part of the War of Independence (1824–1827) he accompanied Capo d'Istria to Greece, and was appointed by him minister of war. When Capo d'Istria was murdered in 1831 Metaxas became a member of the provisional government which held office till the accession of King Otho in 1833. During the minority of Otho he was named privy councillor and minister at Madrid and Lisbon. In 184o he was recalled and appointed minister of war. In 1843-1844 he was president of the council of ministers, and he subsequently held the post of ambassador at Constantinople from 185o to 1854. He died at Athens on the 19th of September 186o.
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