30 Facts About Greek independence


Greek War of Independence, known as the Greek Revolution or the Greek Revolution of 1821, was a successful war of independence by Greek revolutionaries against the Ottoman Empire between 1821 and 1829.

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Meanwhile, makeshift Greek independence fleets achieved success against the Ottoman navy in the Aegean Sea and prevented Ottoman reinforcements from arriving by sea.

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The Ottoman garrisons in the Peloponnese surrendered, and the Greek independence revolutionaries proceeded to retake central Greece.

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Greek Revolution was not an isolated event; numerous failed attempts at regaining independence took place throughout the history of the Ottoman era.

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Greek independence eventually graduated from the Montpellier School of Medicine and spent the remainder of his life in Paris.

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Greek independence spent a lot of his time convincing wealthy Greeks to build schools and libraries to further the education of Greeks.

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Greek independence believed that a furthering in education would be necessary for the general welfare and prosperity of the people of Greece, as well as the country.

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Greek independence cause began to draw support not only from the large Greek independence merchant diaspora in both Western Europe and Russia, but from Western European Philhellenes.

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In Europe, the Greek independence revolt aroused widespread sympathy among the public, although at first it was met with lukewarm and negative reception from the Great Powers.

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Greek independence's intention was to raise all the Christians of the Balkans in rebellion and perhaps force Russia to intervene on their behalf.

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In France, Britain, Spain, Russia, the United States and many other places "Greek independence committees" were established to raise funds and supplies for the revolution.

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Citizens of the United States, from elite as well as modest socioeconomic backgrounds, supported the Greek independence cause, donating money and supplies to numerous philhellenic groups in both the northern and southern United States.

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Greek independence apologized for being unable to support the Revolution in Greece financially, though he hoped he might be able to in the future.

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Greek independence then gathered 3,000 men in Gergeri to face Hussein, but the Cretans were defeated by the much larger and better-organised force, and lost 300 men at the battle of Amourgelles on 20 August 1823.

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Greek independence wished to seize the powerful notables of Polygyros, who got wind of his intentions and fled.

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Greek independence then wrote to Papas from Hydra, asking him to visit Olympus to meet the captains there and to "fire them with the required patriotic enthusiasm".

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Greek independence was aware of his fate and impending death, yet stood by the Greek cause.

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Greek independence is revered throughout Cyprus as a noble patriot and defender of the Orthodox faith and Hellenic cause.

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Greek independence was publicly hanged from a tree opposite the former palace of the Lusignan Kings of Cyprus on 19 July 1821.

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Greek independence fleet was primarily outfitted by prosperous Aegean islanders, principally from the islands of Hydra and Spetses, as well as from Psara.

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Greek independence government had been desperately short of money since the start of the revolution, and in February 1823, the banker Andreas Louriotis arrived in London, seeking a loan from the City.

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Greek independence thus cut the Greeks off from the sea and blocked off their supply route.

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Greek independence's manner was agreeable and easy, with the polish of a great social experience, and the goodness of his disposition was admitted by his enemies, but the strength of his mind was not the quality of which his friends boasted.

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An operation which launched on 5 May 1827 ended in disaster, as the Greek independence forces got lost and scattered as the captains quarrelled with one another.

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Greek independence feared that Russia might undertake unilateral action against the Ottoman Empire.

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Greek independence revolutionaries massacred Jews, Muslims, and Christians suspected of Ottoman sympathies alike, mainly in the Peloponnese and Attica where Greek independence forces were dominant.

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Many Jews around Greece and throughout Europe were supporters of the Greek independence revolt, using their resources to loan substantial amounts to the newly formed Greek independence government.

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In turn, the success of the Greek independence Revolution was to stimulate the incipient stirrings of Jewish nationalism, later called Zionism.

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Consequences of the Greek independence revolution were somewhat ambiguous in the immediate aftermath.

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An independent Greek independence state had been established, but with Britain, Russia and France having significant influence in Greek independence politics, an imported Bavarian dynast as ruler, and a mercenary army.

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