What is the original name of the university which today is called after the person who introduced potatoes to Greece?
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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Who was the first governor of Greece?
Count Augustinos Ioannis Maria Kapodistrias (Greek: Αυγουστίνος Ιωάννης Μαρία Καποδίστριας, 1778–1857) was a Greek soldier and politician. He was born in Corfu. and studied geology. Augustinos Kapodistrias was the younger brother of Viaros Kapodistrias and of the first Governor of Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias.
Who brought the potato to Greece?
It is said that Sir Walter Raleigh brought potatoes to Elizabethan England, and in 18th century France, Antoine-Augustin Parmentier is associated with their cultivation, while in Greece, thanks to Ioannis Kapodistrias, this vegetable became popular shortly after the 1821 Revolution.
Where was Ioannis Kapodistrias born?
Ioannis Kapodistrias was born in Corfu, the most populous Ionian Island (then under Venetian rule) to a distinguished Corfiote family. Kapodistrias’s father was the nobleman, artist and politician Antonios Maria Kapodistrias (Αντώνιος Μαρία Καποδίστριας).
What is the Ioannis Kapodistrias Network?
On 24 February 2007, the cities of Aegina, Nafplion, Corfu, Koper-Capodistria, and Famagusta created the Ioannis Kapodistrias Network, a network of municipalities which are associated with the late governor. The network aims to promote the life and vision of Ioannis Kapodistrias across borders.
Who succeeded Ioannis Kapodistrias as Governor-General?
Ioannis Kapodistrias was succeeded as Governor by his younger brother, Augustinos Kapodistrias. Augustinos ruled only for six months, during which the country was very much plunged into chaos. Subsequently, King Otto was given the throne of the newly founded Kingdom of Greece .
Who was Ioannis Capodistria?
Quote: Ioannis Capodistria (1776–1831) was a Greek from Corfu who had a distinguished diplomatic career in Russia, reaching the rank of Foreign Minister under Czar Alexander I. ^ Bank of Greece Archived 2009-03-28 at the Wayback Machine.