[26 April] 8 May 1833. The two States initially established consular relations. The first two pages of the letter of gratitude addressed by the General Agent of Bavaria in Naples, Gaëtan Bellotti, who was also appointed General Agent of Greece, under the Greek-Bavarian Agreement of 1832.
10/22 May 1833. A Consul General of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in Greece was nominated at the same period. Minister of Foreign Affairs Spyridon Trikoupis informs the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in Greece, Rocco Martuscelli, that he has received the respective recognition in order to perform his duties.
Rocco Martuscelli (1801-1853)
First Consul General of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in Greece
Lithograph by Auguste Edouart (1840)
National Portrait Gallery,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC;
gift of Robert L. McNeil, Jr
5/17 May 1833. The Regency of Greece declares its intention to send Konstantinos Caradjas as extraordinary diplomatic envoy to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and asks the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to take appropriate action.
21 September 1833. The General Agent of the King of Greece in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Gaëtan Bellotti, informs Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Spyridon Trikoupis about the visit of the envoy of King Othon, Konstantinos Caradjas, to the King of the Two Sicilies, thereby initiating the diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Diplomatic relations between Greece and united Italy were established for the first time in June 1861.