Hellenic History

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Why a parade for Greek Independence. Ottoman Rule / Tourkokratia - Conditions for Greek Revolution (1453-1821)

Why a parade for Greek Independence. Ottoman Rule / Tourkokratia - Conditions for Greek Revolution (1453-1821)

Athanasios Diakos (1788 – 24 April 1821), was a Greek military commander during the Greek War of Independence and a national hero,

Athanasios Diakos (1788 – 24 April 1821), was a Greek military commander during the Greek War of Independence and a national hero,

technically in Modern day Turkey...but still Greek of course!

technically in Modern day Turkey...but still Greek of course!

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

La Bouboulina, celle de Zorba et l’héroïne de l’Indépendance grecque

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

Νικόλαος Στουρνάρας

Νικόλαος Στουρνάρας

Massacres at Chios, Greek Families Awaiting Death or Slavery by Eugene Delacroix, 1824, currently at the Louvre.  The Massacres at Chios were the suppression of a war of independence fought by the Greeks against the Turks.  Greece had been under occupation for nearly four centuries before revolting against the Ottoman Empire in 1821.  The Sultan sent a fleet to destroy the island of Chios.  This included two weeks of murder, torture and rape. All the villages were burned.

Massacres at Chios, Greek Families Awaiting Death or Slavery by Eugene Delacroix, 1824, currently at the Louvre. The Massacres at Chios were the suppression of a war of independence fought by the Greeks against the Turks. Greece had been under occupation for nearly four centuries before revolting against the Ottoman Empire in 1821. The Sultan sent a fleet to destroy the island of Chios. This included two weeks of murder, torture and rape. All the villages were burned.

μήμα από το "Πανόραμα του Aγώνα", χαρτί επένδυσης τοίχου μνημειακών διαστάσεων, γαλλικής κατασκευής του 1828. Βασισμένη σε προσχέδια των Horace Vernet (1758-1836), Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) και άλλων ζωγράφων. Μουσείο Μπενάκη.  Section of “Panorama of the War of Independence”, a wallpaper design of monumental dimensions, French manufacture, 1828. Its composition is based on designs by Horace Vernet (1758-1836), Ary Scheffer (1795-1858), and other painters. Benaki Museum

μήμα από το "Πανόραμα του Aγώνα", χαρτί επένδυσης τοίχου μνημειακών διαστάσεων, γαλλικής κατασκευής του 1828. Βασισμένη σε προσχέδια των Horace Vernet (1758-1836), Ary Scheffer (1795-1858) και άλλων ζωγράφων. Μουσείο Μπενάκη. Section of “Panorama of the War of Independence”, a wallpaper design of monumental dimensions, French manufacture, 1828. Its composition is based on designs by Horace Vernet (1758-1836), Ary Scheffer (1795-1858), and other painters. Benaki Museum

Πολεμικό συμβούλιο (πίνακας του Θ. Βρυζάκη 1819-1878).

Πολεμικό συμβούλιο (πίνακας του Θ. Βρυζάκη 1819-1878).

Προσωπογραφία Κωνσταντίνου Κανάρη, έργο του Karl Krazeisen.

Προσωπογραφία Κωνσταντίνου Κανάρη, έργο του Karl Krazeisen.

Georgios Karaiskakis; lithography by Karl Krazeisen.

Georgios Karaiskakis; lithography by Karl Krazeisen.

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