The participation of the Capodistriases in the Septinsular Republic
Ioannis’ father, Antonios-Maria, serves as the representative of the Ionian Islands in the negotiations between Russia and the Sublime Porte, which took place in Constantinople, regarding the founding of the constitutional Septinsular Republic (1800-1807).
Ioannis Capodistrias’ political career begins with his participation in the administration of the Septinsular Republic, where, until its abolition in 1807, he advanced steadily.
Indicative positions he held in the government:
In 1801, he successfully implemented the constitution and brought order to Kefalonia.
In 1803, the senate appointed him Secretary of State (the equivalent of the modern office of minister), for Foreign, Interior, Naval, and Trade Affairs of the Septinsular Republic.
In 1807, he was appointed temporary commissioner in Agia Maura (Lefkada) together with Metropolitan Ignatios. It was there that he first met Theodoros Kolokotronis, Markos Botsaris and other warlords from the Peloponnese and Central Greece.