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The war of Independence of 1821

The war of Independence of 1821

“No other nation in the world’s history can free itself after 400 years of slavery. It is a miracle, nowhere else to be encountered, it is a historical exception. From the beginning to the end, the heroism, the achievements and the sacrifices are moving. And yet this miracle is the result of our ideals. We...

30/10/201927/02/2020
Ioannis Makrigiannis (1797-1864)

Ioannis Makrigiannis (1797-1864)

“He was born in Avoriti village, Krokili area, near Lidoriki, Dorida. After his father’s assassination by the Turks, in 1804, he came to Livadia. He spent some time in Ioannina and Arta engaging in commerce before being initiated to the Association of Friends, somewhere around 1820. He got betrayed and imprisoned but he managed to...

29/10/201927/02/2020
Freedom Force Warriors (1821)

Freedom Force Warriors (1821)

“On the right of “Makrigiannis”, inside an improvised lair made of stone rocks, we encounter two lads – part of a larger freedom force dedicated to the 1821 independence struggle. I want to portray them in such manner, as to show who they were and how did they looked like; all these people who defied...

28/10/201927/02/2020
Nikitaras Stamatelopoulos (1787 – 1849)

Nikitaras Stamatelopoulos (1787 – 1849)

“He was a chieftain of 1821 and Kolokotronis’s nephew, who he stood by in the most crucial times. He came from Anastasia, Arcadia, and his name was Nikitas. Since he was 11, he had been close to his father with guns by his side. The fact that he was a very capable fighter earned him...

27/10/201927/02/2020
Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770 – 1834)

Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770 – 1834)

“Seventy members of the Kolokotroni family are said to have been killed in fights against the Turks between 1762 and 1806. Theodoros was born in the village of Libovitsi, on Ramovouni Mountain in Messini. He lost his father while still a boy. At a very young age he joined the life of Klephts and at...

26/10/201927/02/2020
Konstantine Kanaris (1790 – 1877)

Konstantine Kanaris (1790 – 1877)

“The contribution of our islands in the war of independence of 1821 was of great importance, from the beginning of the Cause. After the conversions of merchant ships into warships by our chief captains, the Greek fleet wrote its own history. One of the greatest glorious naval figures of the Cause is captain Konstantinos Kanaris,...

25/10/201927/02/2020
Kolokotronis in the prison of Nafplio (1833)

Kolokotronis in the prison of Nafplio (1833)

“Having been accused of treason against the adolescent at the time Othona (Otto), he was thrown into the prison of Its Kale in Nafplio, on September 7, 1833. Greece had embittered her own heroes on many occasions, especially at times of transition, when the power is in the hands of foreigners, not worthy Greek citizens....

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