Apostol Arsache Politician
Apostol Arsache (in Romanian) or Apostolos Arsakis (Greek: Απόστολος Αρσάκης; 1792–1874) was a Greek-Romanian politician and philanthropist. He was one of the major benefactors of 19th century Greece, while at the same time he became a leading political figure in Romania. Arsache was born in the village of Hotahove (or Hotove), near the town of Permet, southern Albania (Northern Epirus), then in Ottoman Empire. In 1800 Arsache moved together with his family to Vienna, there he was educated in a school of the local Greek diaspora. Among his teachers was Neophytos Doukas, prominent figure of the modern Greek Enlightenment. At 1807 Doukas published an epigram composed by Arsache about the work, Breviarium historiae Romanae, of historian Eutropius. He then went to the University of Halle and studied Medicine. Arsache composed a treatise under the title Έκθεσις συνοπτική της Ιατρικής ιστορίας (Coincise Report of the History of Medicine) in Ancient Greek, which was published at the Greek periodical Hermes o Logios, in Vienna. At 1807 he published his thesis De Piscium Celebro et Medulla Spinali in Latin. In 1814 he moved to Bucharest, Romania.