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Venizelos, Eleftherios Kyriakos
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Venizelos, Eleftherios Kyriakos

(August 23, 1864, Mournies [Crete] – March 18, 1936, Paris), Greek politician. Regarded by many Greeks as the most significant national politician of the 20th century, Venizelos was a visionary and at the same time a practical politician. Moreover, he has the reputation of having created and fashioned modern Greece. As founder and leader of the Liberal Party, he played a vital role in the country’s development. Venizelos’ political career began when he emerged as lea…

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Loulos, Konstantin, “Venizelos, Eleftherios Kyriakos”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 30 January 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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