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This is a list of Greek regents (Greek: αντιβασιλείς, sing. αντιβασιλεύς), a regent, from the Latin regens "one who reigns", is a person selected to act as head of state (ruling or not) because the ruler is a minor, not present, or debilitated.[1]

Reign of Alexander the GreatEdit

Image Name Regency start Regency end
Strategos autokrator of Greece against Achaemenid Empire.
  Alexander the Great 336 BC 10 or 11 June 323 BC
Alexander's death.


Reign of OttoEdit

Image Name Regency start Regency end
Regent during the minority of King Otto.
  Josef Ludwig von Armansperg 6 February 1833 1 June 1835
King Otto's majority.

Reign of AlexanderEdit

Image Name Regency start Regency end
Regent after the death of Alexander. Resigned following the electoral defeat of the Venizelists.
  Pavlos Kountouriotis 28 October 1920 17 November 1920
Resigned.
Regent until the return of Constantine I.
  Queen Olga, The Queen Mother 17 November 1920 19 December 1920
Referendum.

First reign of George IIEdit

Image Name Regency start Regency end
Regent due to the departure of George II from the country pending a referendum on the abolition of the monarchy.
  Pavlos Kountouriotis 20 December 1923 25 March 1924
Abolition of the monarchy by the National Assembly
Continued in office as head of state and elected as President of Greece on 24 May.

Second reign of George IIEdit

Image Name Regency start Regency end
Regent from the coup d'état of 10 October 1935 that abolished the Second Hellenic Republic until George II's arrival in Greece.
  Georgios Kondylis 10 October 1935 22 November 1935
Concurrently in office as Prime Minister, until 30 November.
Regent from the Dekemvriana until the 1946 plebiscite on the monarchy.
  Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens 31 December 1944 27 September 1946

Reign of PaulEdit

Image Name Regency start Regency end
Regent due to Paul recovering from an operation.
  Crown Prince Constantine 20 February 1964 6 March 1964
King Paul died.

Reign of Constantine IIEdit

Image Name Regency start Regency end
Regent due to Constantine II's self-exile after the failed 13 December 1967 counter-coup against the military junta.
Georgios Zoitakis 13 December 1967 21 March 1972
Dismissed and replaced by junta strongman Georgios Papadopoulos.
Regent due to Constantine II's self-exile after the failed 13 December 1967 counter-coup against the military junta.
Georgios Papadopoulos 21 March 1972 1 June 1973,
Self-appointed as President of Greece, following the abortive Navy mutiny of 25 May.

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term as "A person appointed to administer a State because the Monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated."