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.
19 January Drakos Georgios from Suli-Epirus, fights against Omerpasha, at Distomo near Leivadia. Karaiskakis with his men cross through enemy camp, during the night. Romaeoi force Turks to retreat and retake Amfissa's castle