19th century, Turkish Mullah with Armenian & Greek Priests

century Studio photo by the Ottoman Photographer Pascal Sébah showing a Turkish Mullah ( Islamic clergy) posing with Armenian and Greek Orthodox Priests

Greek Independence Day, national holiday celebrated annually in Greece on March 25, commemorating the start of the War of Greek Independence in 1821. It coincides with the Greek Orthodox Church’s celebration of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, when the Archangel Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her that she would bear the son of God.

Greek Independence Day, national holiday celebrated annually in Greece on March…

Greek soldier.

Selahlik silahlik or bensilah. Ottoman leather weapons belt (selahlik / silahlik) worn throughout the Ottoman Empire, made from layers of leather containing slips to hold a yatagan sword and other weapons.

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

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

Grateful Hellas (Greece personified as a woman, with revolutionaries who participated in the Greek War of Independence);(1858), National Gallery of Athens; Theodoros Vryzakis (1814–1878)

Grateful Hellas, by Theodoros Vryzakis, 1958 [Greece personified as a woman, with revolutionaries who participated in the Greek War of Independence]

Greek War of Independence in art

Theodoros Vryzakis (oil painting, Benaki Museum, Athens) illustrates Bishop Germanos of old Patras blessing the Greek banner at Agia Lavra on the outset of the national revolt against the Turks on 25 March 1821

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.

Markos Botsaris (c. 1788 – 21 August was a Greek general and hero of the Greek War of Independence and captain of the Souliotes. Botsaris is among the most revered national heroes in Greece.

General Yannis Makriyannis (1797–1864) was a Greek merchant, military officer, politician and author, best known today for his Memoirs. Starting from humble origins, he joined the Greek struggle for independence, achieving the rank of general and leading his men to notable victories

General Yannis Makriyannis was a Greek merchant, military officer, politician and author. A merchant is a businessperson who trades in commodities produced by others, in order to earn a profit.


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