Lord Byron joined the Greek War of Independence fighting the Ottoman Empire, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died one year later at age 36 from a fever contracted while in Missolonghi in Greece.
Papaflessas (Fair Gregory) fought bravely during the 1821 revolution. He commanded Greek forces at the battle of Maniaki where he was kiled. The Turkish troops feared him so much that they beheaded his body at the end of the battle to make sure that he was dead
Ρήγας Βελεστινλής (Φεραίος) (1757 – 1798): Πρόδρομος και πρωτεργάτης του Νεοελληνικού Διαφωτισμού, ο Αντώνιος Κυριαζής ή Κυρίτζης -όπως ήταν το πραγματικό όνομά του- γεννήθηκε το 1757 στο Βελεστίνο της Μαγνησίας.