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Greek Revolution in 1821

September 27 Marks the Killing of Greece's First Governor Kapodistrias

On September 27, 1831, Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first Governor of Greece after the Ottoman occupation, was assassinated in Nafplio. His killing robbed the country from the chance to become a modern state sooner. Born on Corfu on February 11, 1776,...

Evangelistria Monastery, The Cradle of Modern Greece

The Evangelistria Monastery holds the story of Modern Greece in the walls, hallways and courtyards. This historical structure, on the Greek island of Skiathos was first founded in 1974 by a group of monks from Mount Athos and played...

Movies About the 1821 Greek War of Independence

On the 25th of March 1821 when Germanos III of Old Patras gave the speech about “Eleftheria I Thanatos” (Freedom or Death), the Greek Revolution against the Turkish occupation that held the country captive for 400 years began. The...

Women of the 1821 Greek Revolution

The participation of women in the Greek Revolution was not always as mere moral support for the men in the bloody business of fighting Turks. Some ladies got their hands just as dirty in the struggle for freedom, and also...

29 Arrested in Riot Police, Teachers Clashes

Greek riot police attack protesting school teachers in the capital Athens on the eve of Independence Day celebrations, making 29 arrests. Scuffles broke out on Saturday just before the start of pupils’ parade, held on the eve of the Independence...