Andreas Zaimis
Andreas Asimakou Zaimis (1791-1840) was a Greek freedom fighter and government leader during the Greek War of Independence
Greek War of Independence
The Greek War of Independence, also known as the Greek Revolution was a successful war of independence waged by the Greek revolutionaries between...


Born in Kalavryta
Kalavryta is a town and a municipality in the eastcentral part of the peripheral unit of Achaea, Greece. It is the southern terminus of the Kalavryta - Diakopto Road and the eastern terminus of the Patras - Kalavryta Road. It is located approx...

, in the northern Peloponnesos, Zaimis was a leader of armed men who fought the Ottoman Turks, ultimately securing Greece's freedom.

In 1826, Zaimis was chosen as the leader of the interim Greek government. His son, Thrasivoulos Zaimis
Thrasivoulos Zaimis
Thrasyvoulos Zaimis was a Greek politician and Prime Minister. Zaimis was born in Kerpini, Kalavryta on 29 October 1822, the son of Andreas Zaimis, a soldier and government leader before the recognition of Greece's freedom from the Ottoman Empire. Zaimis studied law in France and was first elected...

, and grandson, Alexandros Zaimis
Alexandros Zaimis
Alexandros Zaimis was a former Greek Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior, Minister of Justice, and High Commissioner of Crete. He served as Prime Minister six times.-Early Life and Family:...

, would also serve as Prime Ministers of Greece
Prime Minister of Greece
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