“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…
March 25 - Eleftheria!!!!
A big holiday here.... March 25th - both the day of the Annunciation and the day of Greek Independence.... freedom from the hated Ottoman Turks in 1821. It was a perfect day for a parade - a sunny crystal clear day and the streets were full of children waving flags, street vendors hawking balloons, flags, and food, and row after row of proud young marchers in school uniforms or gorgeous historic costumes. The flag of Greece has not changed since the revolution against the Ottoman Empire in…
12 must-see images of the Greek revolution - Hellenic American Leadership CouncilHellenic American Leadership Council
1. The Oath of Initiation into the Society by Dionysios Tsokos 2. Alexander Ypsilantis crosses the Pruth, by Peter von Hess 3. Greek boy defending his wounded father by Ary Scheffer 4. Uprising of Salona 1821″, by Louis Dupré 5. … Continue reading →
Markos Botsaris (Greek: Μάρκος Μπότσαρης, c. 1788 – 21 August 1823) was a general and hero of the Greek War of Independence and captain of the Souliotes. Botsaris is among the most revered national heroes in Greece.
"Ο θάνατος του Σουλιώτη αγωνιστή Λάμπρου Τζαβέλλα". Ελαιογραφία, αντίγραφο χαρακτικού του L. Lipparini. Εθνικό Ιστορικό Μουσείο , Αθήνα. “The death of Lambros Tzavellas”. Oil on canvas, copy from an engraving of L. Liparini. National Historical Museum
Georgios Karaiskakis (Greek: Γεώργιος Καραϊσκάκης) born Georgios Iskos (Greek: Γεώργιος Ίσκος) (January 23, 1780 or January 23, 1782 – April 23, 1827) was a famous Greek tepht, armatolos, military commander, and a hero of the Greek War of Independence. Nickname: The Nun’s Son
Kanellos Deligiannis was a Greek magnate from the Morea and the son of Ioannis Deligiannis. He was one of the main organizer of the Greek War of Independence and a politician in the independent Kingdom of Greece.
Markos Botsaris (c. 1788 – 21 August 1823) was a general and hero of the Greek War of Independence and captain of the Souliotes. Botsaris is among the most revered national heroes in Greece.
Theodoros Kolokotronis portrait, 1853, oil on canvas. Kolokotronis (3 April 1770 – 4 February 1843) was a Greek general and the pre-eminent leader of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. His 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. He ranks among the most revered of the protagonists of the War of Independence.