William Godwin's Diary


Assassination of Joannis Capodistrias (1776-1831), Greek-born Russian diplomat and, from 1827, first head of state of the new Greek republic. He was killed on the steps of the church in Nafplio by supporters of the Mavromichales clan who had been angered by his imprisonment of Petrobey Mavromichales, the Bey of the Mani peninsular.