Korizis was born on the island of Poros in 1885. He studied law and was appointed Director of the National Bank in 1921. In 1928, he founded the Agrarian Bank of Greece and served as its first president. In 1936, he became Minister of Social Services and in 1939 again Director of the National Bank.
He assumed the role of Prime Minister on January 29, 1941, when his predecessor, Ioannis Metaxas died. On April 6 of the same year, he personally rejected a German demand for the unconditional surrender of the country. Less than two weeks months later, on April 18, as German troops marched towards Athens and the city was placed under martial law, he committed suicide.
|Prime Minister of Greece
January 29, 1941 - April 18, 1941