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Antonios Kriezis (Greek: Αντώνιος Κριεζής) (1796–1865) was a Prime Minister of Greece from 1849 to 1854. Kriezis was descended from a well-known Arvanite family from the island of Hydra and was born in Troezen in 1796. In July 1821, he served in the Greek navy during the Greek War of Independence and took part in the naval battles in Samos and Spetses. In 1825, he and Konstantinos Kanaris set fire to an Egyptian boat inside the port of Alexandria. In 1828, John Capodistria placed him in command of a navy squadron and in 1829, he captured Vonitsa from the Ottomans. Under King Otto in 1836, he became Minister of Naval Affairs and later served as Prime Minister of Greece from December 24, 1849 until May 28, 1854. He was succeeded by Konstantinos Kanaris. He died in Athens in 1865.


  • Greek destroyer Kriezis (D-217) |Kriezis (D-217), a Gearing-class destroyer, in service between 1980 and 1993, was named after him.

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Preceded by
Konstantinos Kanaris
Prime Minister of Greece
Succeeded by
Konstantinos Kanaris


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