17 December 1829. Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Karl Nesselrode informs Greek Governor Ioannis Kapodistrias that at the request of the Prussian Government, Prussian nationals in Greece and their interests are placed under the protection of Russian consular representatives in the country.
24 August [5 September] 1832. Decree of the Administrative Committee of Greece for the appointment of a three-member committee consisting of Admiral Andreas Miaoulis, General Kostas Botsaris and General Dimitrios Plapoutas. The committee is mandated to travel to Munich to express to the King of Bavaria “the common exultation of the people for the ascension of His Royal Highness Prince Otto of Bavaria to the Royal Throne of the Homeland and profess both the devotion and submission of the Nation to its King”. The committee met with the King of Bavaria and King Othon on 9 October 1832.
The “Greek-Bavarian Consulates”
On 1st November 1832 a Treaty of Friendship and Commerce was signed between Greece and Bavaria in Munich. According to this Treaty, the Consulates of each country would also offer assistance and protection to the citizens of the other. Based on this provision, in 1833 several Consuls of Bavaria were formally assigned with consular tasks concerning Greek citizens as well and the respective Consulates were renamed as “Greek-Bavarian”.
[29 May] 10 June 1833. Consul of Bavaria in Münden (in Hanover) J. B. Holzmüller accepts his nomination as Consul of Greece as well.
[24 May] 5 June 1833. Consul of Bavaria in Magdeburg (in Prussia) August Morgenstern accepts his nomination as Consul of Greece as well.
[30 May] 11 June 1833. Consul of Bavaria in Dresden (in Saxony) Gottwald Hesse accepts his nomination as Consul of Greece as well.
17 June 1833. Consul of Bavaria in Mannheim (in Baden) Fred. Bassermann accepts his nomination as Consul of Greece as well.
10/22 June 1833. Decree of the Regency by which Konstantinos Karatzas is instructed to go to Vienna, Munich and Berlin as the King’s envoy, in addition to his mission to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. It is the first diplomatic contact with Bavaria, Prussia and Austria before the appointment of Ambassadors.
[21 July] 2 August 1833. Credentials of the first Prussian Ambassador (with the rank of Minister Resident) in Greece Count De Lusi (Friedrich Wilhelm August Spiridion Graf von Lusi). They are addressed to King Othon and signed by King Frederick William III of Prussia. Count De Lusi was the son of Count Spiridion von Lusi, a Prussian diplomat of Prussia of Greek descent, who was born in Kefalonia in 1741 and died in 1815.
[24 October] 5 November 1833. The first Ambassador of Prussia in Greece, Count De Lusi, notifies Minister of Foreign Affairs Al. Mavrokordatos of his arrival in Nafplio and his intention to present his credentials to King Othon.
28 February / 12 March 1834. Decree appointing the first Ambassador of Greece (with the rank of Minister Resident) in Bavaria and Prussia, Michael Schinas. Schinas is ordered to remain for 3-4 months per year in Berlin and the rest in Munich.
31 May / 12 June 1834. Decree appointing Alexandros Mavrokordatos, until then Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, as Ambassador of Greece in Bavaria and Prussia.
26 June 1834. The first appointed Ambassador of Greece to Bavaria and Prussia, Michael Schinas, describes the presentation of his credentials to the King of Bavaria on 14 June 1834 (and attaches a copy of his address at the ceremony), without knowing that, a few days earlier, on 31 May / 12 June, a revocation decree was issued, as the Regency had decided to appoint Alexandros Mavrokordatos, until then Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, as Ambassador to Prussia and Bavaria.
1/13 June 1834. Copy of the credentials of Alexandros Mavrokordatos to the King of Bavaria.
Alexandros Mavrokordatos (1791-1865)
Lithograph by Karl Krazeisen
Source: National Historical Museum, Athens
26 April / 8 May 1834. Nomination of P. Joseph Recum as the Consul of Greece in Mainz, a city of the Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt at that time.
31 July / 12 August 1834. Decree nominating Carl August Von Vogel as Consul of Greece in Munich.
27 December 1834 / 8 January 1835. Decree recognizing the first Consul General of Saxony in Greece, Franz Feraldi. In his letter of recommendation, King Antony of Saxony states that the purpose of his nomination was to “attend to the commercial affairs and relations of [his] subjects”.
7 May 1835. The first Ambassador of Bavaria in Greece Franz-Olivier Jenison, Earl of Wallworth, informs the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of his arrival in Athens.
5/17 January 1836. Consular Diploma of the first Consul of Greece in Hamburg, George Henry Roderick Darby. His nomination was signed on 17/29 December 1835.