Georgios Lassanis (Greek: Γεώργιος Λασσάνης; 1793–1870) was a scholar and politician from Kozani, Greece.

Georgios Lassanis
Γεώργιος Λασσάνης
An image of Georgios Lassanis
Minister of Finance
In office
14 February 1836 – 21 March 1837
Prime MinisterJosef Ludwig von Armansperg
Ignaz von Rudhart
Personal details
Kozani, Pashalik of Yanina, Ottoman Empire (now Greece)
Athens, Kingdom of Greece
Military service
AllegianceGreece First Hellenic Republic
Branch/service Hellenic Army

He studied literature and philosophy in Leipzig, then, in 1818, moved to Odessa, where he taught at the Greek community's business school. In Russia he became a member of Filiki Eteria, a secret Greek organisation. In 1820, he abandoned teaching and Odessa, and became the adjutant of Alexander Ypsilantis. Lassanis and Ypsilantis were arrested by Austrian authorities and they were kept in close confinement for seven years in Terezín. In 1827 they were released at the insistence of emperor Nicholas I of Russia. After the death of Ypsilantis, Lassanis returned to Greece. In Greece he took part in the Greek revolution with Dimitrios Ypsilantis. After the establishment of the first Greek state he became general inspector of the army of eastern Greece, and in 1837 he became finance minister.

Lassanis mansion in Kozani

He died in 1870 at the age of 77.

Georgios Lassanis' mansion is preserved in a square of Kozani, which bears his name (Plateia Lassani), and it is used as the Municipal Map Library. In his honor, the municipality of Kozani holds a Lassaneia festival every August, with theatre, concerts, athletic events, etc.

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