Greek revolutionaries

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  1. Alexander Ypsilantis (1792–1828)

    Alexander Ypsilantis (1792–1828)


    Alexander Ypsilantis, Ypsilanti, or Alexandros Ypsilantis (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Υψηλάντης; Romanian: Alexandru Ipsilanti; Russian: Александр Константинович Ипсиланти; 12 December 1792 – 31 January 1828) was a member of a prominent Phanariot Greek family, a prince of the Danubian Principalities, a senior officer of the Imperial Russian cavalry during the Napoleonic Wars, and a leader of the Filiki Eteria, a secret organization that coordinated the beginning of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. He should not be confused with his namesake grandfather, a Prince of Wallachia and Moldavia at the end of the 18th century.

  2. Aris Velouchiotis

    Aris Velouchiotis


    Ares or Aris Velouchiotis (Greek: Άρης Βελουχιώτης), the nom de guerre of Athanasios (Thanasis) Klaras (Latinised Claras) (Greek: Αθανάσιος Κλάρας, August 27, 1905 – June 16, 1945), was the most prominent leader and chief instigator of the Greek People's Liberation Army (ELAS), the military branch of the National Liberation Front (EAM), which was the major resistance organization in occupied Greece from 1942 to 1945. Aris Velouchiotis was appointed military leader of ELAS at the beginning of the Resistance Movement, by the EAM leadership, being at the same time a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece.

  3. Grigoris Afxentiou

    Grigoris Afxentiou


    Grigoris Pieris Afxentiou (Greek: Γρηγόρης Πιερής Αυξεντίου; 1928–1957) was a guerrilla fighter who fought against the British rule of Cyprus and is considered a national hero. In the hierarchy of EOKA he was second in command to general Georgios Grivas. His nom-de-guerre was Zedhros (Ζήδρος).

  4. Evangelos Zappas

    Evangelos Zappas


    Evangelis or Evangelos Zappas (Greek: Ευαγγέλης/Ευάγγελος Ζάππας; Romanian: Evanghelie Zappa, 1800–19 June 1865) was a Greek patriot, philanthropist and businessman who spent most of his life in Romania. He is recognized today as a founder of the modern Olympic Games, who sponsored the Olympic Games of 1859, 1870, 1875, and 1888 and preceded the Olympic Games that came under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee. These Games, known at the time simply as Olympics, came before the founding of the International Olympic Committee. The legacy of Evangelis Zappas, as well as the legacy of his cousin Konstantinos Zappas, was also used to fund the Olympic Games of 1896.

  5. Ioannis Kolettis

    Ioannis Kolettis


    Ioannis Kolettis (Greek: Ιωάννης Κωλέττης) (1773 - 1847) was a Greek politician who played a significant role in Greek affairs from the Greek War of Independence through the early years of the Greek Kingdom, including as Minister to France and serving twice as Prime Minister.

  6. Laskarina Bouboulina

    Laskarina Bouboulina


    Laskarina Bouboulina (Greek: Λασκαρίνα Μπουμπουλίνα, ), 11 May 1771 – 22 May 1825) was a Greek naval commander, heroine of the Greek War of Independence in 1821, and an Admiral of the Imperial Russian Navy.

  7. Nikolaos Plastiras

    Nikolaos Plastiras


    Nikolaos Plastiras (Greek: Νικόλαος Πλαστήρας; November 4, 1883 – July 26, 1953) was a Greek general and politician, who served thrice as Prime Minister of Greece. A distinguished soldier and known for his personal bravery, he was known as "The Black Rider" during the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922. After the Greek defeat in the war, along with other Venizelist officers he staged a coup against King Constantine I of Greece and his government. The military-led government ruled until January 1924, when power was handed over to an elected National Assembly, which later declared the Second Hellenic Republic. In the interwar period, Plastiras remained a devoted Venizelist and republican. Trying to avert the rise of the royalist People's Party and the restoration of the monarchy, he led two coup attempts in 1933 and 1935, both of which failed, forcing him to exile in France.

  8. Theodoros Kolokotronis

    Theodoros Kolokotronis


    Theodoros Kolokotronis (Greek: Θεόδωρος Κολοκοτρώνης; 3 April 1770 – 4 February 1843) was a Greek general and the pre-eminent leader of the Greek War of Independence (1821–1829) against the Ottoman Empire. Kolokotronis's greatest success was the defeat of the Ottoman army under Mahmud Dramali Pasha at the Battle of Dervenakia in 1822. In 1825, he was appointed commander-in-chief of the Greek forces in the Peloponnese. Today, Kolokotronis ranks among the most revered of the protagonists of Greece's War of Independence.

  9. Eleftherios Venizelos

    Eleftherios Venizelos


    Eleftherios Kyriakou Venizelos (full name Elefthérios Kyriákou Venizélos, Greek: Ελευθέριος Κυριάκου Βενιζέλος; 23 August 1864 – 18 March 1936) was an eminent Greek leader of the Greek national liberation movement and a charismatic statesman of the early 20th century remembered for his promotion of liberal-democratic policies. As leader of the Liberal Party, he was elected several times as Prime Minister of Greece, serving from 1910 to 1920 and from 1928 to 1933. Venizelos had such profound influence on the internal and external affairs of Greece that he is credited with being "the maker of modern Greece", and is still widely known as the "Ethnarch".

  10. Yannis Makriyannis

    Yannis Makriyannis


    General Yannis Makriyannis (Greek: Γιάννης or Ιωάννης Μακρυγιάννης, Giánnēs or Iōánnīs Makrygiánnīs; 1797–1864), born Ioannis Triantaphyllos (Ιωάννης Τριαντάφυλλος, Iōánnēs Triantáfyllos), was a Greek merchant, military officer, politician and author, best known today for his Memoirs. Starting from humble origins, he joined the Greek struggle for independence, achieving the rank of general and leading his men to notable victories. Following Greek independence, he had a tumultuous public career, playing a prominent part in the granting of the first Constitution of the Kingdom of Greece and later being sentenced to death and pardoned.

  11. Ion Dragoumis

    Ion Dragoumis


    Ion Dragoumis (Greek: Ίων Δραγούμης; September 2, 1878 – July 31, 1920 Julian calendar) was a Greek diplomat, philosopher, writer and revolutionary.

  12. Demetrios Ypsilantis

    Demetrios Ypsilantis


    Demetrios Ypsilantis (also spelt using Dimitrios, Demetrius and/or Ypsilanti; Greek: Δημήτριος Υψηλάντης; Romanian: Dumitru Ipsilanti; 1793 – August 16, 1832) was a dragoman of the Ottoman Empire, served as an officer in the Imperial Russian Army in Moldavia and was appointed as modern Greece's first Field Marshal by Ioannis Kapodistrias, a hero of the Greek War of Independence. Ypsilantis was the brother of Alexander Ypsilantis, a leader of Filiki Eteria.

  13. Kostas Botsaris

    Kostas Botsaris


    Kostas (Kitsos) Botsaris (Greek: Κώστας (Κίτσος) Μπότσαρης, Italian: Costa Bozzari, c. 1792–1853), also known as Constantine Botzaris, was a Greek general and senator. He was also a captain and a hero of the War of Greek Independence. He fought at the Battle of Karpenisi and completed the victory of his brother, the renowned Markos Botsaris.

  14. Rallou Karatza

    Rallou Karatza


    Domniţa (Princess) Rallou Caragea (Greek: Rallou Karatza Greek: Ραλλού Καρατζά; 1799–1870), was a Romanian culture personality. She was the daughter of the Prince of Wallachia, Ioan Caragea, (r. 1812–1818). She convinced her father to found a Royal Dramatic Society, and founded the first court theatre. She became a Greek actress, theatre director, translator and participant in the Greek War of Independence.

  15. Rigas Feraios

    Rigas Feraios


    Rigas Feraios or Rigas Velestinlis (Greek: , born ??t????? ????a???, Antonios Kyriazis; also known as ???sta?t???? ???a?, Konstantinos or Constantine Rhigas; Serbian: ???? ?? ????, Riga od Fere; 1757—June 13, 1798) was a Greek writer and revolutionary, an eminent figure of the Greek Enlightenment, remembered as a Greek national hero, the first victim of the uprising against the Ottoman Empire and a forerunner of the Greek War of Independence.

  16. Zacharias Barbitsiotis

    Zacharias Barbitsiotis


    Zacharias Pentalakos, nicknamed Barbitsiotis (Greek: Ζαχαρίας Μπαρμπιτσιώτης) but more commonly known as kapetan Zacharias (Καπετάν Ζαχαριάς, 22 October 1759 – 20 July 1804) was a Greek klepht in the Peloponnese during the last decades of Ottoman rule over Greece. He is described by Kyriakos Kassis as the best thief of Taygetus.

  17. Nikitas Stamatelopoulos

    Nikitas Stamatelopoulos


    Nikitaras (Greek: Νικηταράς) was the nom de guerre of Nikitas Stamatelopoulos (Greek: Νικήτας Σταματελόπουλος) (1784 – 1849), a Greek revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence. Due to his fighting prowess, he was known as Tourkofagos (Greek: Τουρκοφάγος), literally means "Turk-Eater".

  18. Markos Botsaris

    Markos Botsaris


    Markos Botsaris (Greek: Μάρκος Μπότσαρης, c. 1788 – 21 August 1823) was a Greek general and hero of the Greek War of Independence and captain of the Souliotes. Botsaris is among the most revered national heroes in Greece.

  19. Papaflessas



    Papaflessas (Greek: Παπαφλέσσας; 1788–1825), born Georgios Dimitrios Flessas (Γεώργιος Δημήτριος Φλέσσας), was a Greek patriot, priest, and government official of the old Flessas Family. The prefix papa- (παπα-) in the name "Papaflessas" indicates his status as a cleric since the word means "priest" in Greek. He was ordained to the highest position of the priesthood, Archimandrites, in 1819. He served as Minister of Internal Affairs and Chief of Police in the government of Alexander Mavrocordatos. Papaflessas was killed during the Battle of Maniaki on May 20, 1825, fighting against the forces of Ibrahim Pasha at Maniaki, Messinia.

  20. Alexandros Mavrokordatos

    Alexandros Mavrokordatos


    Alexandros Mavrokordatos (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Μαυροκορδάτος; February 11, 1791 – August 18, 1865) was a Greek statesman and member of the Mavrocordatos family of Phanariotes.

  21. Athanasios Diakos

    Athanasios Diakos


    Athanasios Diakos (Greek: Αθανάσιος Διάκος; 1788 – 24 April 1821) was a Greek military commander during the Greek War of Independence, considered a venerable national hero in Greece.

  22. Petros Mavromichalis

    Petros Mavromichalis


    Petros Mavromichalis (Greek: Πέτρος Μαυρομιχάλης; 1765–1848), also known as Petrobey (Πετρόμπεης), was the leader of the Maniot people during the first half of the 19th century. His family had a long history of revolts against the Ottoman Empire, which ruled most of what is now Greece. His grandfather Georgios and his father Pierros were among the leaders of the Orlov Revolt.

  23. Giorgos Giannias

    Giorgos Giannias


    Giorgos Giannias (Greek: Γιώργος Γιαννιάς, d. June 13, 1821 near Koumani) was a Greek revolutionary leader born in Prostovitsa, a village now known as Drosia in Achaia. He was the brother of Konstantinos Giannias.

  24. Antonios Kriezis

    Antonios Kriezis


    Antonios Kriezis (Greek: Αντώνιος Κριεζής) (1796–1865) was a captain of the Greek navy during the Greek War of Independence and a Prime Minister of Greece from 1849 to 1854. Kriezis originated from the Arvanite community of island of Hydra and was born in Troezen in 1796. In July 1821, he took part to the Greek expedition to Samos and in 1822 to the naval battle of Spetses. In 1825, he and Konstantinos Kanaris took part to a failed attempt to destroy the Egyptian navy inside the port of Alexandria. In 1828, John Capodistria placed him in command of a navy squadron and in 1829, he captured Vonitsa from the Ottomans. Under King Otto in 1836, he became Minister of Naval Affairs and later served as Prime Minister of Greece from December 24, 1849 until May 28, 1854. He was succeeded by Konstantinos Kanaris. He died in Athens in 1865.

  25. Lambros Katsonis

    Lambros Katsonis


    Lambros Katsonis (Greek: Λάμπρος Κατσώνης; Russian: Ламброс Кацонис; 1752–1804) was a Greek revolutionary hero of the 18th century; he was also a knight of the Russian Empire and an officer with the rank of colonel in the Imperial Russian Army (or Navy), decorated with an Order of St. George, IV class medal.

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