Ioannis Metaxas

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Ioannis Metaxas

Ioannis Metaxas (12 April 187129 January 1941) was a Greek military officer and politician. He was Prime Minister of Greece from 1936 to 1941.


  • The Italian Government has repeatedly noted that, during the course of the present war, the Greek Government has adopted and maintained a position which goes not only against the smooth and peaceful... Alors, c'est la guerre.
    • Ioannis Metaxas, quoted in: Ángelos Terzákis (1990) The Greek Epic: 1940 - 1941. p. 36.
    • His response to the Italian ultimatum given by Ambassador Emanuele Grazzi, 28 October 1940. Greece entered the WWII.

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