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Greek woman Unknown photographer. 19th century.

Attica bridal dress worn in all the villages round Athens.

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,

Athansios Diakos ranks among the world’s most historic warriors, giving his life to one of the most beautiful ideals known to mankind: Freedom

anagnostaras,  was a hero of the Greek War of Independence

Anagnostaras, a hero of 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

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]

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.

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.

Theodoros Kolokotronis; 3 April 1770 – 4 February 1843)  Greek general and the pre-eminent leader of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire. Kolokotronis' 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. Today, Kolokotronis ranks among the most revered of the protagonists of the War of Independence.

Greek General Theodoros Kolokotronis supervising during the battle of Dervenakia

The Battle of Dervenakia (Greek: Μάχη των Δερβενακίων) was the Greek victory over the Ottoman forces on 26–28 July 1822, an important event in the Greek War of Independence. The destruction of Dramali Pasha's forces saved the heartland of the rebellion, the Morea, and secured it for the Greeks until the arrival of Ibrahim Pasha in 1825

The Battle of Dervenakia (Greek: Μάχη των Δερβενακίων) was the Greek victory over the Ottoman forces on 26–28 July 1822, an important event in the Greek War of Independence. The destruction of Dramali Pasha's forces saved the heartland of the rebellion, the Morea, and secured it for the Greeks until the arrival of Ibrahim Pasha in 1825

The Sacred Band (Greek: Ἱερὸς Λόχος) was a battalion founded by Alexander Ypsilantis at the beginning of the Greek War of Independence, in February 1821 in Wallachia, now part of Romania.

The Sacred Band (Greek: Ἱερὸς Λόχος) was a battalion founded by Alexander Ypsilantis at the beginning of the Greek War of Independence, in February 1821 in Wallachia, now part of Romania.

Rigas Feraios or Rigas Velestinlis (1757 – June 24, 1798) was a Greek writer, political thinker and revolutionary, active in the Modern Greek Enlightenment, remembered as a Greek national hero, a victim of the Balkan uprising against the Ottoman Empire and a forerunner of the Greek War of Independence.

Rigas Feraios 01 - Greek War of Independence - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Georgios Karaiskakis; lithography by Karl Krazeisen. Georgios Karaiskakis, born Georgios Iskos (January 23, 1780 or January 23, 1782 – April 23, 1827) was a famous Greek military commander, and a hero of the Greek War of Independence.

lithography by Karl Krazeisen. Georgios Karaiskakis, born Georgios Iskos (January 1780 or January 1782 – April was a famous Greek military commander, and a hero of the Greek War of Independence.

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