Administrative Committee of Greece (1832)

A number of different and competing administrations used the name Administrative Committee (Greek: Διοικητική Επιτροπή) throughout 1832, each claiming responsibility for a different part of Greece, all after the dissolution of the Administrative Committee of 1831 of Augustinos Kapodistrias, Theodoros Kolokotronis, and Ioannis Kolettis

Early 1832Edit

Kolletis, after naming his party as the "Constitution Party", set up camp in Perachora near Loutraki, forming a temporary government with the backing of the Fourth National Assembly at Argos. Members of this government were:[1]

(elsewhere, Alexandros Mavrokordatos is also listed[2])

It also had two secretaries/ministers:

  • Territorial Secretary, responsible for the free Greek territories, foreign affairs, internal affairs, security, finance, religion, and education. The position was held by Dimitrios Christidis
  • Secretary of the Military, responsible for all military and naval matters

However the Fifth National Assembly at Nafplion did not acknowledge it.[2]

March 1832Edit

With the departure of Augustinos Kapodistrias in March 1832, a new Administrative Committee was formed with:[2]

  • Theodoros Kolokotronis
  • Ioannis Kolettis
  • Andreas Zaimis
  • Andreas Metaxas
  • Boudouris

An additional Committee is also mentioned in the records with the following members:[3]

April 1832Edit

In April 1832, on the front page of the National Gazette, the official announcement of a new Administrative Committee is made with the following members:[4]

  • Georgios Kountouriotis
  • Demetrios Ypsilantis
  • Andreas Zaimis
  • Ioannis Kolettis
  • Andreas Metaxas
  • Dimitris Plapoutas
  • Dimitrios Christidis, as Territorial Secretary

May 1832Edit

In May 1832, in a conference in London a treaty was signed forming the Kingdom of Greece with Otto as its King.

The Fifth National Assembly confirmed the selection of Otto in July 1832.

AftermathEdit

In January 1833, King Otto arrives in Greece and the executive power is transferred to the Regency, which kept the existing government with its members being:[5]

The above made up the first government under King Otto.

LegacyEdit

One of the most important accomplishments of the Administrative Committee was the commissioning of Stamatios Kleanthis and Eduard Schaubert to design the city plan of Athens.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ψήφισμα της Δ' κατ' επανάληψη Εθνική των Ελλήνων συνέλευσης με ημερομηνία 10 Δεκεμβρίου 1831, στο Άργος". Αρχεία της ελληνικής παλιγγενεσίας (in Greek). 5. p. 325.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b c "Anemi - Digital Library of Modern Greek Studies - Μεγάλη Ελληνική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια". Μεγάλη Ελληνική Εγκυκλοπαίδεια Δρανδάκη (in Greek). 10. Πυρσός. 1934. p. 576.
  3. ^ "Η γέννηση της δραχμής" (in Greek). Ελευθεροτυπία. 16 October 2001.
  4. ^ "Εθνική Εφημερίς" (in Greek). Ναύπλιο: Γ. Χρυσίσης, Εφημεριδογράφος της Κυβέρνησης. 1832-04-07. Archived from the original on 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
  5. ^ "Η εποχή του Όθωνος, Γεώργιος Ρούσσος, Ελληνική Μορφωτική Εστία". Νεώτερη Ιστορία του Ελληνικού Έθνους 1826 - 1974 (in Greek). 2. Athens. 1975. p. 193.
  6. ^ "City Plan of Athens" (PDF) (in Greek). Εθνικό αρχαιολογικό μουσείο.