1. Person
  2. Male
  3. Digital Collection "Greek War of Independence (1821-1830)"
  4. 01 January 1806
  5. Stemnitsa, Arcadia
  6. 23 May 1868
  7. Athens
  8. Peloponnese | Zakynthos
  9. Greek
  10. Prime Minister of Greece (07/06/1862 - 23/10/1862)
  11. Officer (armed forces) | Politician
  12. Military - Politics
  13. Greek
  14. Kolokotronis, Panos (1798-1824)
  15. Kolokotronis, Theodoros (1770-1843)
    • Ioannis Kolokotronis (GreekΙωάνης Κολοκοτρώνης; 1805–1868[1]), or Gennaios Kolokotronis (GreekΓενναίος Κολοκοτρώνης) as the other were calling him was a Greek warrior of the Greek War of Independence, general and Prime Minister of Greece. He was born at StemnitsaArcadia, but he grew up at Zakynthos. He was a son of Theodoros Kolokotronis and his mother was Aikaterini Karousou (GreekΑικατερίνη Καρούσου). He acquired the nickname "Gennaios" (meaning "brave") during the Greek War of Independence in which he fought valiantly despite his youth. He took part at the Siege of Tripolitsa, together with his father. 

      During the civil wars he sided with his father. Kolokotronis served as the aide de camp of King Otto with the rank of Major General, and was appointed by Otto as his last Prime Minister at 1862. He died on May 23, 1868. He married the sister of Kitsos TzavelasPhotini Tzavela and together they had 2 sons and 5 daughters.