Prodromos Bodosakis-Athanasiadis

Prodromos Bodosakis-Athanasiadis (Greek: Πρόδρομος Μποδοσάκης Αθανασιάδης; 1890–1979) was one of the most important figures in 20th century Greek industrial history. He created an immense industrial empire with weapons factories, mines and plants in diverse branches of industry in the 1930s.[1]

Prodromos Bodosakis-Athanasiadis
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Prodromos Bodosakis-Athanasiadis
Born1890 (1890)
Alma materIndustrialist

Early lifeEdit

He was born to a Cappadocian Greek family in the region of Bor, Cappadocia, Asia minor in 1890.[2] Prodomos migrated to Greece after the Greco-Turkish War (1919–22). From 1934, he controlled the Pyrkal, one of the oldest Greek defence industries with significant contribution during the Greco-Italian War.


  1. ^ Klemann, Hein A.M. (2013). Occupied Economies: An Economic History of Nazi-Occupied Europe, 1939-1945. Berg. p. 353. ISBN 9780857850607. In the 1930s Prodromos Bodosakis-Athanasiadis created a huge industrial empire with arms factories, mines and plants in diverse branches of industry.
  2. ^ Boinodiris, Stavros (2010). Andros Odyssey: Liberation: (1900-1940). iUniverse. p. 22. ISBN 9781440193859. Prodromos Athanasiades-Bodosakis was born in Bohr, Cappadocia. After the exchange of populations he became a Greek industrialist who in 1934 took over Pyrkal, an armament company and one of the oldest defense industries.