1822-1827 – Resignation

He tendered his resignation to the Tsar when the latter hesitated to support the struggle of the revolutionary Greeks. He moved to Geneva, where he mobilised European circles in favour of his compatriots, who were fighting for national independence. He met Jean Gabriel Eynard, a Swiss banker and philhellene, who would later support Capodistrias’ efforts to form the Greek state both morally and financially.

The following military march (Marche Militaire) Op. 51 No 1, was composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828), most likely in 1818 and was first published in 1826 by Anton Diabelli (1781-1858).