Greek War of Independence

September 25, 1849: Nikitas "The Turk Eater" Stamatelopoulos passes away

From Messinia in the southwest of the Peloponnese, Nikitas Stamatelopoulos (1782 - September 25, 1849) was a Revolutionary, Patriot, a…

3 days ago

On this day in 1823, Markos Botsaris was martyred when 350 Greeks attacked thousands of Ottomans

On this day in 1823, Greek Independence war hero Markos Botsaris was martyred when 350 Souliote Greeks he led attacked…

1 month ago

On this day 19 June 1865, Evangelos Zappas, Founder of the Olympic Games, Passed Away

Born on August 12, 1800 in Lampovo in Northern Epirus, Zappas was a fighter in the Greek War of Independence…

3 months ago

June 6, 1822: Revenge of the Chios Massacre

Konstantinos Kanaris was a Greek Admiral, patriot, and politician who lived from 1790-1877. He achieved prominence due to his heroism…

4 months ago

Metropolitan Germanos of Patras blessed the Greek War of Independence

From the village of Dimitsana, Arcadia in the Peloponnese, Metropolitan Germanos of Patras (1771 - May 30, 1826) was a…

4 months ago

May 8, 1821: 120 Greeks battle 8,000 Ottomans and achieve strategic victory

Reminiscent of ancient heroics, on May 8, 1821, 120 Greeks led by Odysseas Androutsos battled 8,000 Ottoman troops at Gravia…

5 months ago

OTD in 1821 Diakos was impaled after refusing conversion to Islam: "I will die Greek"

Athanasios Diakos was a Greek military commander who fought in the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire in…

5 months ago

April 19, 1824: The Greatest Philhellene Lord Byron passes away from illness

On April 19, we commemorate the memory of Lord Byron, one of the greatest Philhellenes in Greek history. A cheque…

5 months ago

Erdoğan's message on Greek Independence Day - "Our relationship with Greece will develop further"

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent a congratulatory letter to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on March 25, the day Greeks…

6 months ago

Turkish FM Çavuşoğlu's congratulated Dendias on Greek Independence Day!

A new era for Greek-Turkish relations is perhaps on the horizon after Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias received a congratulatory…

6 months ago

Haiti was the first country to recognise Greek independence

Many might find it surprising that it was not a European country or the United States to first recognise Greece's…

6 months ago

India's role in the 1821 Greek Revolution

The 1821 Greek Revolution is not just a matter of Greece achieving it's independence after 400 years of Ottoman occupation,…

6 months ago

James Jakob Williams: The African-American philhellene who fought in the Greek War of Independence

The US experienced Greek fever in the 1820s, something which sparked the massive contribution of American philhellenism to the Greek…

6 months ago

Manto Mavrogenous and Laskarina Bouboulina, heroines who fought tirelessly for Greece's Independence

March 25 is a national holiday celebrated throughout Greece. Today Greeks worldwide commemorate Greek Independence Day, which marks the start…

6 months ago

The National Symbols of Greece: Flag, Emblem and Anthem

On the occasion of the National Day of Greece, where the country celebrates the anniversary of its War of Independence…

6 months ago

Greek Independence Day, March 25

Each year on March 25, Greeks all over the world celebrate Greek Independence Day, which is a national holiday in…

6 months ago

Shipwreck from the Greek War of Independence

A 200 year old shipwreck thought to be connected to the Greek War of Independence of 1821 has been discovered…

7 months ago

Greatest Greek Women of All Time

Greek women have played an essential role in shaping the history and culture not just of Greece, but of the…

7 months ago

ON THIS DAY: Greece officially became a sovereign state

On this day February 3 in 1830 The London Protocol established the full independence and sovereignty of Greece from the…

8 months ago

On this day in 1821, Alexandros Ypsilantis encourages Greeks to revolt against the Ottomans

Greek military commander and national hero, Alexandros Ypsilantis (Αλέξανδρος Υψηλάντης), was born on December 12, 1792, and passed away on…

8 months ago

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