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|Prime Minister of Greece|
January 29, 1941 – April 18, 1941
|Preceded by||Ioannis Metaxas|
|Succeeded by||Emmanouil Tsouderos|
|Died||April 18, 1941|
|Political party||Independent (Non-political)|
He assumed this role on January 29, 1941, when his predecessor, the dictator Ioannis Metaxas died, during the Greco-Italian War. Prior to this, he was governor of the Bank of Greece. Although largely powerless, as the government was effectively controlled by King George II, he still bore the burden of the German invasion which commenced on April 6 of the same year. Less than two weeks later, on April 18, as German troops marched towards Athens and the city was placed under martial law, he committed suicide by shooting himself. The cause of his death was initially reported to be a heart attack, probably to avoid causing mass panic in Athens.
He was originally from the small island of Poros in Greece, where a museum dedicated to his life and contribution exists today.
- Newspaper clippings about Alexandros Koryzis in the 20th Century Press Archives of the German National Library of Economics (ZBW)
| Prime Minister of Greece
January 29 – April 18, 1941
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