“Eleftheria y Thanatos” (“Freedom or Death”) The first woman Admiral
How come I didn’t know that?! … I’m always excited when I discover fascinating women from history of whom I was previously unaware. And in this case, I have to thank Joanna Lumley’s delightful and informative TV documentary series about Greece for introducing me to the extraordinary Admiral Laskarina Bouboulina. On following up the episode, I discovered Bouboulina’s links to Russia that added another dimension of interest – her connection with the diplomat Count Stroganov[off] - who may, or…
Why a parade for Greek Independence. Ottoman Rule / Tourkokratia – Conditions for Greek Revolution (1453-1821)
Συντάκτης: Peter N. Yiannos, PhD 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2011 Time tends to fade the memory of events. Greek Independence was an historical event that defied its times. Despotic Europe with its Holy Alliance was dedicated and committed to the...
Greek military parade editorial photo. Image of historic - 19046276
Photo about Athens, Greece - March 25th. Military parade at Greek independence day. Greek soldiers, Evzones and color-bearers in parade. Image of historic, athens, formation - 19046276
Manto Mavrogenous (Greek: Μαντώ Μαυρογένους) (1796 - July 1848) was a Greek heroine of the Greek War of Independence. A rich woman, she spent all her fortune for the Hellenic cause. Under her encouragement, her European friends contributed money and guns to the revolution.