1827 – First Governor of Greece

He was unanimously elected first governor of Greece by the 3rd National Assembly of the revolutionary Greeks in Troezen. His decision to accept this invitation would bring him into Greek lands for the first time, where he would try to realise his vision of a new nation state.

In 1827, following an exhausting journey, Capodistrias reached the port of Ancona to board the boat promised to him by the English government, which would bring him to Greece. He sent hundreds of letters from Ancona to coordinate how the problems faced by Greece should be dealt with.

‘Gutenacht’ (good night) is the first of the lieder in the ‘Winterreise’ song cycle composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) in 1827.